Medium-term clinical and radiological results after high tibial osteotomy - a prospective evaluation

Project No. FF-FR 0240




Based on the research project funded by the DGUV, "OrthoPilot® navigation of high tibial open wedge osteotomy with TomoFix™ plate and POSITION HTO plate", the already included and prospective assessed 120 patients who received an open wedge high tibial osteotomy will receive a clinical and radiological examination 6 years after the operation. Especially in patients with osteoarthritis, the quality of life is an important factor to describe the treatment result. In this study, the quality of life 6 years after open wedge high tibial osteotomy will be analyzed. Changes in the clinical and radiological results will be described also as changes in the development of an osteoarthritis.


Clinical and radiological results, as well as subjective parameters for measuring health related quality of life will be recorded 6 years after open wedge HTO. 120 Patients will receive a clinical and radiological examination. In addition to common clinical scores (Lequesne score, Lysholm score, HSS score, IKDC score), the subjective health related quality of life of the patients will be recorded using SF-36 questionnaire. With long leg standing radiographs, changes in the mechanical tibiofemoral angle 6 weeks postoperative to 6 years postoperative will be analyzed. Primary outcome is to describe the quality of life, 6 years after high tibial osteotomy, using the SF-36 questionnaire compared to values of the norm population.

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Financed by:
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e. V. (DGUV)
Research institution(s):
  • BG Unfallklinik Tübingen

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Description, key words:

Tibia, Tibial head, Osteotomy