Journal article

Delayed- and non-union following opening wedge high tibial osteotomy: surgeons' results from 182 completed cases

SJ Warden, HG Morris, KM Crossley, PD Brukner, KL Bennell

Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy | SPRINGER | Published : 2005

Abstract

Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) is a recently described procedure for medial compartment arthritis of the knee in the active, younger population. Despite having a number of advantages over the traditional closing wedge high tibial osteotomy (CWHTO) a potential complication of OWHTO is a high rate of delayed- and non-union. This study reports the occurrence of delayed- and non-union following OWHTO for medial compartment arthritis of the knee. Questionnaires were sent to all current members of the Australian Knee Society (n=45), a special interest group of the Australian Orthopaedic Group. Surgeons were asked primarily to indicate how many OWHTOs they had performed, and how many o..

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