The long-term outcome of high tibial osteotomy: a ten- to 20-year follow-up.

@article{Akizuki2008TheLO,
  title={The long-term outcome of high tibial osteotomy: a ten- to 20-year follow-up.},
  author={Shaw Akizuki and Atsuyuki Shibakawa and Tsutomu Takizawa and Ikuya Yamazaki and Hiroshi Horiuchi},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={592-6}
}
We carried out a prospective study of 132 patients (159 knees) who underwent closed-wedge high tibial osteotomy for severe medial compartment osteoarthritis between 1988 and 1997. A total of 94 patients (118 knees) was available for review at a mean of 16.4 years (16 to 20). Seven patients (7.4%) (11 knees) required conversion to total knee replacement. Kaplan-Meier survival was 97.6% (95% confidence interval 95.0 to 100) at ten years and 90.4% (95% confidence interval 84.1 to 96.7) at 15 years… CONTINUE READING

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