Return to Work Following High Tibial Osteotomy With Concomitant Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation

Purpose: To assess the timeline of return to work (RTW) following opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) with concomitant osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) of the medial femoral condyle.

Conclusion: In patients with focal chondral deficiency and varus deformity, HTO þ OCA provides a high rate of RTW (96.2%) by 3.5 2.9 months postoperatively. However, patients with greater-intensity occupations may take longer to return to work than those with less physically demanding occupations.

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Published March 2020 in Arthroscopy: Journal of Orthopedic and Related Studies