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ACE Report #9529
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Early weightbearing benefits early function recovery vs delayed weightbearing after HTO


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Early full weight-bearing versus 6-week partial weight-bearing after open wedge high tibial osteotomy leads to earlier improvement of the clinical results: a prospective, randomised evaluation

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Jan;25(1):325-332

Contributing Authors: H Nakayama A Ateschrang C Ihle S Schroter W Lowe U Stockle

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Synopsis

120 patients with symptomatic medial compartment osteoarthritis and varus deformity undergoing high tibial osteotomy were included in this trial to compare between early and delayed full weight bearing during postoperative rehabilitation. Clinical and functional outcomes were assessed at 6, 12 and 18 months postoperatively. The results from this trial indicated that early full weight bearing led t...

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