Computer-Assisted Navigation in High Tibial Osteotomy: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Natasha E Picardo*, 1, Wasim Khan 2, David Johnstone 3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 305
Last Page: 312
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-6-305
Article History:Received Date: 12/1/2012
Revision Received Date: 28/2/2012
Acceptance Date: 10/3/2012
Electronic publication date: 27/7/2012
Collection year: 2012
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a procedure which aims to change the mechanical axis of the lower limb, transferring the body weight across healthy articular cartilage. Several studies have shown that accurate correction is the leading predictor for success.
In this article, we systematically review the computer-assisted techniques that have been used in attempts to increase the accuracy of the surgery and improve postoperative outcomes. The results of the cadaveric and clinical studies to date are presented and the benefits and pitfalls of navigation are discussed.