Abstract

A PROSPECTIVE COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN MEDIAL OPENING WEDGE AND LATERAL CLOSING WEDGE HIGH TIBIAL OSTEOTOMY IN OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE

Author(s): Dr. Kiran Kumar Mukhopadhyay

High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) is an accepted procedure to correct varus deformity to restore the mechanical axis, reduce pain and delay the need for knee arthroplasty, especially in young and active patients. The objectives of the study were- 1. to study the difference in results after medial open wedge osteotomy and lateral closing wedge osteotomy and 2. to evaluate the difference in outcome between previous studies of high tibial osteotomy. Medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy was performed in 20 knees of 20 patients and lateral closed wedge high tibial osteotomy was performed in 20 knees of 20 patients. The mean age of patients was 55.3 years in medial open wedge group and 52 years in lateral closing wedge group.