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Osteotomy of the Upper Portion of the Tibia for Degenerative Arthritis of the Knee A Preliminary Report
Mark B. Coventry, MD
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From the Section of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota
Appeared in JBJS, Vol. 47-A, July 1965

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2001 Sep 01;83(9):1426-1426
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Thirty knees of twenty-two patients have been operated on in the past four years (1960-1964) to correct the varus or valgus deformity resulting from degenerative changes. Six knees in four other patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis had similar procedures. An upper tibial wedge osteotomy was used in the general region of the closed epiphysis. The thrust of weight-bearing and other stresses was thus lessened on the degenerated tibial condyle and transferred to the more normal condyle. The results at from one to four years after operation have been encouraging. It is hoped that by this procedure the pain of degenerative arthritis of the knee can be relieved or reduced and the usefulness of the knee prolonged.
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