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Document type:
Journal Article 
Author(s):
Aryee, S; Imhoff, AB; Rose, T; Tischer, T 
Title:
Do we need synthetic osteotomy augmentation materials for opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy. 
Abstract:
High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is an increasing popular method to treat unicompartimental osteoarthritis of the knee in younger, active patients. In so doing one tries to delay the need for total or unicompartimental joint replacement. The augmentation of HTO opening gaps with supporting material is discussed controversially, especially after the introduction of locking plates, which contribute to the decline of the non-union rate. Currently, we do not recommend synthetic augmentation, when using l...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Biomaterials 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
29 
Journal issue:
26 
Pages contribution:
3497-502 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0142-9612 
TUM Institution:
Fachgebiet Sportorthopädie (Prof. Imhoff)