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Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

, Volume 136, Issue 7, pp 983–989 | Cite as

Open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) versus mobile bearing unicondylar medial joint replacement: five years results

  • Wolf Petersen
  • Sebastian Metzlaff
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Abstract

Introduction

Aim of this study was to compare clinical results after open wedge HTO (OW-HTO and medial unicondylar joint replacement (UKA) in patients aged between 55 and 65.

Materials and methods

Fifty-four patients aged between 55 and 65 years with medial OA and varus malalignement who had been treated by either OW-HTO or UKA could be included. Minimum follow up was 5 years. The HSS knee score and the KOOS were used to evaluate clinical outcome.

Results

There was no difference in the revision rate, the HSS knee score and the KOOS subscales Sports/Rec and ADL between the OW-HTO and UKA group. However, the KOOS subscales pain, Symptoms and QoL were significantly better in the UKA group compared to the OW-HTO.

Conclusions

The results of this study showed that 5 years after surgery patients after UKA had less residual pain and symptoms than patients after UKA. These advantages might result in a higher quality of life.

Keywords

Osteoarthritis Varus malalignement Joint replacement Internal plate fixator 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopedic SurgeryMartin Luther HospitalBerlinGermany

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