Thesis outcome shows good results ‘return to work’ and ‘return to sport’ after knee distraction

Friday October 1, 2021
Alexander Hoorntje successfully defended his thesis in The Netherlands

Regarding his thesis:

Alexander compared two patient groups on return to sport and return to work. He performed a cross-sectional follow up study in patients <65 years who previously participated in a randomized controlled trial comparing Knee Joint Distraction and high tibial osteotomy.

The outcome of this study showed that the results are comparable. These findings may support further investigation into knee joint distraction as a possible joint-preserving option for challenging “young” osteoarthritis patients.