Journal article

Gait analysis of walking before and after medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy

Martin Lind, Jodie McClelland, Joanne E Wittwer, Timothy S Whitehead, Julian A Feller, Kate E Webster

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY | SPRINGER | Published : 2013

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is used to treat medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. HTO shifts the weight-bearing line from the medial compartment into the lateral compartment. The aim of this study was to investigate the functional biomechanical consequences of this alteration in alignment. METHODS: Eleven male patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis underwent three-dimensional gait analysis during level walking before 12 months and after medial opening wedge HTO. Nine male control subjects of a similar age were also tested using the same protocol. Sagittal and coronal angles and moments in both operated and non-operated knees were com..

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