Lateral Closing-Wedge Osteotomy Achieved More Accurate Correction Than Medial Opening-Wedge Osteotomy

Brouwer, R. W.; Bierma-Zeinstra, S. M. A.; van Raaij, T. M.; Verhaar, J. A. N.; Waddell, James
May 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 5, p1138
Academic Journal
The article presents information on the findings of a study on the effectiveness of lateral closing-wedge and medial opening-wedge techniques in the achievement and maintenance of correction in patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy. A randomized, unblinded, controlled trial of 92 patients, with one-year follow-up was conducted. It was found that the lateral closing-wedge technique achieved more accurate correction than the medial opening-wedge technique.


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