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Table: Measured mean micromotions between tibial segments 3,6,12 weeks and 6 and 12 months after surgery indicating a further displacement compared to the initial radiographs directly after surgery. Significant translations (p<0.05) along the transverse (x), vertical (y) and sagittal (z) axes were 0.4 mm. Translations are given positive values directing laterally (x-axis), cranially (y-axis) and anteriorly (z-axis). The difference in lateral displacement of the distal tibial segment was statistically significant between both groups up to six weeks after surgery (*p 0.05).