May smokers and overweight patients be treated with a medial open-wedge HTO? Risk factors for non-union

@article{Meidinger2010MaySA,
  title={May smokers and overweight patients be treated with a medial open-wedge HTO? Risk factors for non-union},
  author={Gebhart Meidinger and Andreas Balthasar Imhoff and Jochen Paul and Chlodwig Kirchhoff and Martin Sauerschnig and Stefan Hinterwimmer},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2010},
  volume={19},
  pages={333-339}
}
The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the rate of non-union after medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with the Tomofix® plate. In addition, risk factors with a possible influence on the development of a non-union were analysed. Between 2006 and 2008, a total of 186 medial open-wedge HTOs were performed in 182 patients. Ten cases of non-union (5.4%) were recorded. Risk factors with a statistically significant influence on the development of a non-union included… CONTINUE READING