J Korean Knee Soc.  1999 Jun;11(1):90-95.

High Tibial Osteotomy With Fibular Shaft Osteotomy


The purpose of this paper was to report clinical results and complications of high tibial osteotomy with fibular shaft osteotomy for medial unicompartmental osteoarthritis with varus deformity of the knee. Especially, the complications related to fibular shaft osteotomy were surveyed and analysed. Among one hundred and thirty-one cases which underwent high tibial osteotomy from Nov 1993 to May 1999, twenty-five cases underwent it combined with fibular shaft osteotomy and followed up at least more than 2 years. Average follow-up period were 47 months. Hospital for special surgery(HSS) knee score and femorotibial angle from weight bearing anteroposterior roentgenography of the knee were evaluated and measured. HSS knee score was improved from average 69 points preoperatively to 93 points in average at the final follow-up. Femorotibial angle was varus 2.9 degrees in average preoperatively and improved to valgus 8.1 degrees in average postoperatively and valgus 6.6 degrees at the final follow-up. Complications were tender- ness near to fibular shaft osteotomy in 9 cases, superficial peroneal nerve injury in 8 cases, non-union of fibu- lar osteotomy in 7 cases, non-union or delayed union of tibia osteotomy in 3 cases. High tibial osteotomy with fibular shaft osteotomy was a effective procedure in improving clinical results of osteoarthritis of the knee. However care must be taken to avoid complications rel#ated to fibular osteotomy

MeSH Terms

Congenital Abnormalities
Follow-Up Studies
Peroneal Nerve
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