Indications for High Tibial Osteotomy

Volume 6 | Issue 2 | July-December 2021 | Page 3-7 | Clement Joseph, Yugal Varandani

DOI: 10.13107/aja.2021.v06i02.027

Author: Clement Joseph [1], Yugal Varandani [1]

[1] Department of Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, Asian Joint Reconstruction Institute, SIMS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Clement Joseph,
Senior Consultant & Head, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, Asian Joint Reconstruction Institute, SIMS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.


There is a resurgence of interest in HTO to treat young to middle aged patients with varus alignment and isolated medial joint osteoarthritis. With improvements in implant design and preoperative planning methods, good outcomes are reported in multiple studies. But the most important factor for a successful outcome is patient selection. The ideal patient would be a middle-aged patient with isolated medial joint arthritis with good range of movements, non-smoker and with reasonable functional status of knee. The indications of HTO are evolving to include patients in higher age groups, with minimal to moderate patellofemoral symptoms and varying amounts of flexion deformities. It is also increasingly being performed as a joint protective surgery following meniscus repairs and cartilage repair procedures and to correct abnormal joint alignment following neglected ligamentous injuries.


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How to Cite this article: Joseph C, Varandani Y | Indications for High Tibial Osteotomy | Asian Journal of Arthroscopy | July-December 2021; 6(2): 03-07

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