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ACE Report #8646
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

AAOS 2016: Leg length discrepancy with closing vs. opening wedge high tibial osteotomy

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Leg Length Discrepancy After High Tibial Osteotomy: Comparative Study of Closing Versus Opening Wedge Osteotomy

Contributing Authors: JI Kim BH Kim KW Lee O Lee Y Lee HS Han S Lee CB Chang MC Lee

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60 patients undergoing high tibial osteotomy were randomized to undergo either lateral closing wedge or medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. The purpose of this study was to compare leg length changes and leg length discrepancies between these two methods, as well as to determine if there were any predictive factors related to the change in leg length with either technique. The results disp...

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