Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty as an Alternative to High Tibial Osteotomy

  • Richard D. Scott

Abstract

High tibial osteotomy is the surgical procedure of choice in a young, heavy, active patient with unicompartmental osteoarthritis on the medial side. The procedure has many advantages:(1) no bone stock is sacrificed from within the joint; (2) physiologic alignment is restored; (3) other surgical options remain if the osteotomy fails; (4) unlimited strenuous physical activity is permissible after recovery from the procedure; and (5) none of the long-term complications of a prosthetic replacement such as loosening and metastatic infection need be considered.

Keywords

Titanium Arthritis Immobilization Osteoarthritis Posite 

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