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Volume 6 | Issue 2 | July-December 2021 | Page 12-19 | Nicolaas C. Budhiparama, Dwikora N. Utomo, Kukuh D. Hernugrahanto


Author: Nicolaas C. Budhiparama [1, 2, 3], Dwikora N. Utomo [4], Kukuh D. Hernugrahanto [4, 5]

[1] Nicolaas Institute of Constructive Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation for Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia.
[2] Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
[3] Department of Vocational Studies, University Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.
[4] Department of Orthopedic & Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University Airlangga, Indonesia.
[5] Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Nicolaas C. Budhiparama,
Nicolaas Institute of Constructive Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation for Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine, Jakarta, Indonesia.
E-mail: n.c.budhiparama@gmail.com


The high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is one attainable management of varus knee osteoarthritis. Particularly aimed at the young and active patient population. This procedure can alleviate the symptoms and restore alignment, which may significantly defer the requirement for knee arthroplasty in the future time. Close-wedge high tibial osteotomy (CW-HTO) is an effective option with minimal complication rate. Choosing between an open-wedge HTO, close-wedge HTO, or unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) for medial compartmental knee arthritis should be tailored to patients’ preoperative conditions and surgeons’ preferences. There is no clear evidence that one surgical method is superior to the other.

Keywords: High tibial osteotomy, Varus knee osteoarthritis, Medial compartment


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How to Cite this article: Budhiparama NC, Utomo DN, Hernugrahanto KD | Lateral Closing-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy in Unicompartmental Medial Knee Arthritis | Asian Journal of Arthroscopy | July- December 2021; 6(2): 12-19.

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