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ACE Report #5270
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Calcium phosphate spacer less tolerated than autologous grafts in high tibial osteotomies


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Open wedge high tibial osteotomies: Calcium-phosphate ceramic spacer versus autologous bonegraft

Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2010 Oct;96(6):637-45

Contributing Authors: F Gouin F Yaouanc D Waast B Melchior J Delecrin N Passuti

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Synopsis

40 patients undergoing valgus high tibial osteotomy (HTO) for medial compartment osteoarthritis (OA) were randomized to either calcium phosphate wedge graft or autolgous bone graft. After 2 years of follow-up, patients who received the calcium phosphate wedge had significantly more loss of correction, longer time to union, and a longer period of pain compared to the autograft group.

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