Function After Tibial Osteotomy for Medial Gonarthrosis Below Aged 50 Years

Acta Orthop Scand. 1989 Oct;60(5):527-31. doi: 10.3109/17453678909150116.

Abstract

Twenty-seven patients (28 knees), with a median age of 42 (27-50) years treated with a high tibial osteotomy for early medial gonarthrosis (Ahlbäck's Stage I) were examined after 11 (7-18) years. Twenty-four were men; 18 knees had had previous meniscus and ligament lesions. At follow-up, 22 knees were satisfactory and 9 patients managed high-activity sports or heavy work. In 25/28 knees, the arthrotic process had not progressed radiographically.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis / diagnostic imaging
  • Arthritis / physiopathology*
  • Arthritis / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee Joint / physiopathology*
  • Knee Joint / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Movement
  • Osteotomy*
  • Physical Exertion
  • Prognosis
  • Radiography
  • Running
  • Tibia / surgery*