Medial open wedge high tibial osteotomy (OWHTO) is usually performed with proximal tuberosity osteotomy or setting the osteotomy line proximal to the tuberosity. However, OWHTO can result in patellofemoral complications due to postoperative patella infera. A new OWHTO technique, biplanar osteotomy with a distal tuberosity osteotomy, was reported in 2004 to prevent postoperative patella infera. To ensure that the 2 osteotomy lines maintain perpendicular, we describe the OWHTO procedure with a distal tuberosity osteotomy technique using a TriS Medial HTO Plate System (Olympus Terumo Biomaterials Corp., Tokyo, Japan) and a right angle guide we developed. In this Technical Note, we describe the procedure and advantages, risks, and limitations, as well as the pearls and pitfalls based on our experience.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine