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Table 5 Comparison of level in return to sports between the age groups

From: Return to sports activity after opening wedge high tibial osteotomy in patients aged 70 years and older

  Overall  < 70 years  ≥ 70 years *P value
RTS, n (%) Higher level 1 (1.8) 0 (0) 1 (3.2)  
Same level 39 (70.9) 16 (66.7) 23 (74.2)  
Lower level 15 (27.3) 8 (33.3) 7 (22.6) 0.40
Tegner activity scale, mean ± SD Preop 3.1 ± 1.8 4.0 ± 1.9 2.9 ± 1.1  < 0.01
Postop 2.8 ± 1.5 3.3 ± 1.4 2.7 ± 1.2 0.16
  1. * < 70 years vs. ≥ 70 years
  2. RTS return to sports