Total knee arthroplasty following proximal tibial osteotomy: risk factors for failure.

@article{Parvizi2004TotalKA,
  title={Total knee arthroplasty following proximal tibial osteotomy: risk factors for failure.},
  author={Javad Parvizi and Arlen D. Hanssen and Mark J. Spangehl},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 3},
  pages={474-9}
}
BACKGROUND The results of proximal tibial osteotomy are known to deteriorate over time, with the majority of patients eventually requiring total knee arthroplasty. The outcome of total knee arthroplasty in patients who have had a proximal tibial osteotomy, compared with that of routine primary total knee arthroplasty, remains controversial. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and radiographic outcome of total knee arthroplasty in patients who had undergone a… CONTINUE READING