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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-125

High Tibial Osteotomy In Degenerative Arthritis Of Knee

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A. K Gupta

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Osteotomy in the region of the knee joint has been described for about a century but it is only during the past 20 years that reports have appeared on its use for degenerative arthritis (Jackson and Waugh 1961, Wardle 1962, Coventry 1965, Gunn 1966, Devas 1969, Baur et al. 1969, David 1974, Chapchal 1974 Slocum et al. 1974, Koshino 1975, Koshino and Tsuchiya 1976, Maquet 1976). This recent development signifies a different aim for the operation. The osteotomy was earlier done to correct the static deformities of knee. The present operation seeks to relieve pain not only due to the alteration of mechanics but also because of changed circulatory pattern and cutting of the nerves in the cancellous area. It is further surmised that continuing disease process in the knee joint may be retarded, arrested or to some degree reversed following this procedure. In view of the conflicting claims about the efficacy of various procedures in osteoarthrosis knee it was considered worthwhile to undertake this study.

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