International Orthopaedics

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 255–261 | Cite as

Complications of closing wedge high tibial osteotomy

  • James A. W. Tunggal
  • Gordon A. Higgins
  • James P. Waddell
Original Paper


Closing wedge high tibial osteotomy is a common, effective and well-established procedure to treat unicompartment osteoarthrosis of the knee. It is, however, not without its complications. This article will discuss some of these complications and present an overview of the current literature. It will examine current thoughts on aetiology, techniques to try to avoid, and methods of treatment of these complications.


Total Knee Arthroplasty High Tibial Osteotomy Popliteal Artery Fibular Head Open Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. W. Tunggal
    • 1
  • Gordon A. Higgins
    • 1
  • James P. Waddell
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of Toronto, St Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada

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