Early loading after high closed-wedge tibial osteotomyfor the treatment of gonarhrosis

Authors

  • Maksim Golovakha
  • Oleksandr Loskutov

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15674/0030-59872009213-16

Keywords:

gonarhrosis, osteotomy of tibia

Abstract

The article deals with the assessment of using an early load on an extremity after high closed-wedge tibial osteotomy for the treatment of arthrosis of the knee joint. Complications were assessed and results of the treatment in two groups of patients were compared; in 34 patients, the extremity was loaded only after the 6th week, and 15 patients were allowed to load their extremity on days 5-7. Apositive effect and a safe use of an early load after closed-wedge osteotomy of the tibia are shown. The use of an early load on the extremity after high closed-wedge osteotomy of the tibia did not result in any worsening of the treatment results. An early load following high closed-wedge osteotomy of the tibia did not increase a share of postoperative complications. The use of an early load after high closed-wedge osteotomy of the tibia made it possible to reduce the terms of the restoration of the operated extremity function.

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How to Cite

Golovakha, M., & Loskutov, O. (2009). Early loading after high closed-wedge tibial osteotomyfor the treatment of gonarhrosis. ORTHOPAEDICS, TRAUMATOLOGY and PROSTHETICS, (2), 13–16. https://doi.org/10.15674/0030-59872009213-16

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