BACKGROUND: A new system for performing open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO), the iBalance HTO System-Arthrex, has been recently developed in order to make the surgery more reproducible and safe. The aim of this study was to determine the short-term outcomes of the iBalance technique in medial compartment osteoarthritis and varus malalignment of the knee. METHODS: Fifteen patients with a mean age of 50.7 years (SD 5.09), affected by symptomatic varus knee, with medial compartment osteoarthritis (1-2 Ahlbäck degree), were treated with iBalance HTO between July 2011 and February 2012 and evaluated retrospectively. Patients were assessed against the following benchmarks: subjective International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), and VAS for pain and Tegner scores, along with X-rays and MRI, before surgery and after a 2-year follow-up. RESULTS: No severe intraoperative complications or implant failures occurred. The mean preoperative scores were as follows: subjective IKDC 66.8 (SD 1.18), KOOS 61.3 (SD 0.86), Vas for pain 8.6 (SD 1.72) and Tegner 4.1 (SD 2.06), while at follow-up the scores were 73.6 (SD 1.01), 88.1 (SD 1.23), 2.9 (SD 2.35) and 3.1 (SD 1.83), respectively. Correction ranged between 3° and 8°. All patients showed complete articular recovery, no loss of correction, no substantial variation in A/P slope and no hardware problems.

High tibial osteotomy for the treatment of medial osteoarthritis of the knee with new iBalance system: 2 years of follow-up

Buda R.
2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A new system for performing open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO), the iBalance HTO System-Arthrex, has been recently developed in order to make the surgery more reproducible and safe. The aim of this study was to determine the short-term outcomes of the iBalance technique in medial compartment osteoarthritis and varus malalignment of the knee. METHODS: Fifteen patients with a mean age of 50.7 years (SD 5.09), affected by symptomatic varus knee, with medial compartment osteoarthritis (1-2 Ahlbäck degree), were treated with iBalance HTO between July 2011 and February 2012 and evaluated retrospectively. Patients were assessed against the following benchmarks: subjective International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) score, Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS), and VAS for pain and Tegner scores, along with X-rays and MRI, before surgery and after a 2-year follow-up. RESULTS: No severe intraoperative complications or implant failures occurred. The mean preoperative scores were as follows: subjective IKDC 66.8 (SD 1.18), KOOS 61.3 (SD 0.86), Vas for pain 8.6 (SD 1.72) and Tegner 4.1 (SD 2.06), while at follow-up the scores were 73.6 (SD 1.01), 88.1 (SD 1.23), 2.9 (SD 2.35) and 3.1 (SD 1.83), respectively. Correction ranged between 3° and 8°. All patients showed complete articular recovery, no loss of correction, no substantial variation in A/P slope and no hardware problems.
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