Proximal tibial osteotomy. A new fixation device

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1989 Sep;(246):250-9.


A new internal fixation device was applied to 41 proximal tibial osteotomies to ensure against loss of postoperative correction. An oblique osteotomy was stabilized by two screws and a five-hole one-half tubular plate. Thirty-six patients with 41 proximal tibial osteotomies were reviewed for an average roentgenographic follow-up time of 22.6 months (range, six to 48 months) with no loss of correction. In addition, 16 patients with 19 osteotomies and a minimum clinical follow-up time of two years were reviewed using the Hospital for Special Surgery knee scoring system; these early results demonstrated a similar outcome to previously published series. The new fixation device is simple to use, permits early postoperative motion, and maintains the exact correction obtained at the time of surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis / surgery*
  • Bone Plates
  • Bone Screws
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthopedic Fixation Devices*
  • Osteotomy / instrumentation*
  • Tibia / surgery*
  • Time Factors