Long-term results of high tibial osteotomy for medial osteoarthritis of the knee.

@article{Pfahler2003LongtermRO,
  title={Long-term results of high tibial osteotomy for medial osteoarthritis of the knee.},
  author={Manfred Pfahler and Christopher Lutz and Hermann M Anetzberger and Markus Maier and Joerg Hausdorf and Christoph von Schulze Pellengahr and Hans J{\"u}rgen Refior},
  journal={Acta chirurgica Belgica},
  year={2003},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={603-6}
}
We reviewed retrospectively the results in patients who had undergone one hundred and four high tibial lateral osteotomies. The operations were all performed between 1985 and 1993. Each one of fifty men and forty nine women demonstrated a varus deformity of the knee with a coexistent medial osteoarthritis. Results were reviewed in 49 patients (62 knees) with an average follow-up of 10.2 years (range 6-14 years). Of the remaining 42 patients, 8 were lost to follow-up, 10 had died, and 24 were… CONTINUE READING