Jacek Kaczmarczyk M.D. Ph.D.1, Marcin Sergiew Jr.1, Filip Adamcewicz Jr.1, Eric Milon M.D.2
1. LECH WIERUSZ REHABILITATION AND ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER OF ŚWIEBODZIN, POLAND
Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to describe early results of operative treatment of the osteoarthritis in patients younger than 65. Methods: From 2002 to 2006 86 patients were involved in the study. Patients were operated with medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) at our center. Patients 65 years old and older were excluded from the study. Patients were assessed before the operation and at the final follow up with The Knee Score, The Functional Score and The Analog Pain Scale. We assessed also medicine usage due to knee pain before the procedure and at the final follow-up. The duration of follow-up was at least 2 years. Results: The results in The Knee Score were 48–60/100 before the procedure and 80 – 92/100 at the final follow-up. The results in The Functional Score were 50–62/100 before the procedure and 84 – 94/100 at the final follow-up. The average result in the Analog Pain Scale was 7/10 before the procedure and 3/10 at the final follow-up. On average patients were using medicines due to knee pain 4 times per week before the procedure. On average patients were using medicines due to the operated knee pain once a week at the final follow-up.