High tibial osteotomy for the treatment of unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis: a review of the literature, indications, and technique.

@article{Gomoll2011HighTO,
  title={High tibial osteotomy for the treatment of unicompartmental knee osteoarthritis: a review of the literature, indications, and technique.},
  author={Andreas Hans Gomoll},
  journal={The Physician and sportsmedicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          45-54
        }
}
In the past decades, there has been varying support for high tibial osteotomy. This surgical procedure was originally popularized by Mark B. Coventry, MD in the 1960s, but fell out of favor with orthopedic surgeons as knee arthroplasty became more commonplace. In the past 10 years, osteotomy has been rediscovered as an important adjunct to cartilage repair procedures that rely on a normalized biomechanical environment. Furthermore, there has been an increase in the number of patients presenting… CONTINUE READING
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