Nerve and vessel injuries during high tibial osteotomy combined with distal fibular osteotomy: a clinically relevant anatomic study

@article{Georgoulis1999NerveAV,
  title={Nerve and vessel injuries during high tibial osteotomy combined with distal fibular osteotomy: a clinically relevant anatomic study},
  author={Anastasios D. Georgoulis and Charalampos A. Makris and C. D. Papageorgiou and Ulf G. Moebius and Theodoros Xenakis and Panagiotis N. Soucacos},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={1999},
  volume={7},
  pages={15-19}
}
Based on our clinical experience and an anatomical study, we examined the conditions under which injury to the popliteal artery, tibial nerve or peroneal nerve and its branches may occur during high tibial osteotomy. In 250 high tibial osteotomies performed in our department, we observed the following intraoperative complications. (1) The popliteal artery was severed in 1 patient and repaired by the same surgical team using a microsurgical technique. (2) A tibial nerve paresis also occurred in… CONTINUE READING

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