High tibial osteotomy for medial osteoarthritis of the knee. A 5 to 7 and 11 year follow-up.

  title={High tibial osteotomy for medial osteoarthritis of the knee. A 5 to 7 and 11 year follow-up.},
  author={Ingemar Ivarsson and R. Myrnerts and Jan Gillquist},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={72 2},
On three occasions we have reviewed a series of knees after high tibial osteotomy for osteoarthritis: 99 were reviewed at one to two years; 81 at a mean of 5.7 years; and 65 at a mean of 11.9 years. At one to two years and at 5.7 years over 50% were good and over 75% acceptable. At 11.9 years, 43% were good and 60% acceptable. We determined the mechanical axis through the knee in maximum varus and maximum valgus; significantly better results were found if a mean angulation of 3 degrees to 7… CONTINUE READING

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