Bone and Joint Institute

Title

Implant Alternatives for Tibial Osteotomies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Journal

Journal of Knee Surgery

Volume

30

Issue

5

First Page

426

Last Page

434

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1055/s-0037-1603505

Abstract

© 2017 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. Tibial osteotomies have commonly been used to treat varus malalignment with associated medial compartment degeneration. Initially, lateral closing wedge osteotomies were commonly used. However, with the advent of improved plate osteosynthesis techniques, medial opening wedge osteotomies have become the mainstay of treatment. Presently, there are several available fixation devices, with no clear consensus on which represents the superior option. This article will serve to review the technological evolution of tibial osteotomy fixation devices, highlighting the comparative biomechanical evidence of available constructs.

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