Surgical Technique and Clinical Results of High Tibial Osteotomy Using Percutaneous Drillings

Yukihisa WADA, Iwao TODA, Toshiaki TAKAHASHI, Masanobu TANAKA, Masahiko IKEUCHI, Hiroshi YAMAMOTO
1997 The Journal of the Chugoku-Shikoku Orthopaedic Association  
There have been different methods of high tibial Osteotomy (HTO) for osteoarthritis of the knee. We developed an osteotomy drill guide block and angle correction measurement device to achieve accurate dome-shaped osteotomy and obtain the desired correction angle. Osteotomy was performed by percutaneous drillings. Since 1991, we have perormed percutaneous HTO in 54 cases (9 men, 45 women). The mean follow up period was 21 months. The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score was used to
more » ... ally evaluate the results. The average postoperative score was 80, while the average preoperative score was 60, demonstrat-
doi:10.11360/jcsoa1989.9.129 fatcat:wgxxwnjrerbblmc42silxemkki