An opening-wedge osteotomy is a surgical procedure where a bone is cut partly through and wedged open, in order to re-angle the bone.

high tibial osteotomy
Opening-wedge osteotomy with plate.


Bone graft as an adjunct

Bone grafts may be packed into the opened space, to encourage faster healing of the bone across the new defect.



Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy.

Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy & bone graft


Closing Verses Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy: an Evidence-Based Review. Ruzbarsky JJ, Dare DM and Marx RG. HSS J. 2015 Oct; 11(3): 291–293.

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