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ACE Report #10019
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

No significant impact of early versus late-weight bearing following high tibial osteotomy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Early weight bearing versus delayed weight bearing in medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy: a randomized controlled trial

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Dec;25(12):3670-3678

Contributing Authors: G Demey E Servien S Lustig P Neyret JR Lansdaal T Mouton DC Wascher

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Synopsis

50 patients scheduled for medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy were randomized to either immediate weight bearing or delayed weight bearing at 2 months postoperatively. Patients were assessed over 1-year follow-up for function, pain, radiographic alignment, and the incidence of complications. Results demonstrated no significant differences between groups in outcome scores, including the Inte...

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