Corrective Osteotomies About the Knee: Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy

  • Stuart J. Calder
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Pain relief for osteoarthritis (OA) associated with malalignment.

Where there is varus (lateral) thrust with ACL and posterolateral laxity ± ligamentous reconstruction.


High Tibial Osteotomy Mechanical Axis Medial Compartment Osteotomy Site Opening Wedge 
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Further Reading

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  3. Brouwer RW, van TM Raaij, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Verhagen AP, Jakma TS, Verhaar JA. Osteotomy for treating knee osteoarthritis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;18(3):CD004019.Google Scholar
  4. Jackson DW, Warkentine B. Technical aspects of computer-assisted opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. J Knee Surg. 2007;20(2):134–41.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Giffin JR, Shannon FJ. The role of the high tibial osteotomy in the unstable knee. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2007;15(1):23–31.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart J. Calder
    • 1
  • Fragkiskos N. Xypnitos
    • 1
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  2. 2.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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