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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Meidinger, G; Imhoff, AB; Paul, J; Kirchhoff, C; Sauerschnig, M; Hinterwimmer, S 
Title:
May smokers and overweight patients be treated with a medial open-wedge HTO? Risk factors for non-union. 
Abstract:
The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the rate of non-union after medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with the Tomofix(®) plate. In addition, risk factors with a possible influence on the development of a non-union were analysed.Between 2006 and 2008, a total of 186 medial open-wedge HTOs were performed in 182 patients.Ten cases of non-union (5.4%) were recorded. Risk factors with a statistically significant influence on the development of a non-union included smok...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
19 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
333-9 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0942-2056 
TUM Institution:
die