Previous studies looking at this question had found higher rates of complications and an increased duration of surgery.
The findings from this study are:
No significant difference in length of operation
No significant difference in complication rate.
X-ray assessment at follow up showed no significant difference between the groups.
The High Tibial Osteotomy group had a lower range of motion. The average works out at 9.5 degrees less movement
The follow up time for the study was an average of 7 years making it difficult to comment on failure rates in the long term. The medium term results were on the whole fairly similar with the exception of joint range of motion.
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