Osteotomy is a surgical operation where a bone is cut to shorten, lengthen or change its alignment. It can be performed to correct a hallux valgus (lateral deviation of the big toe) or to straighten a bone that has healed crookedly following a fracture. It is also used to correct a coxa vara (deformity of the hip), genu valgum (knock-knee) and genu varum (bow-leggedness). The operation is performed under a general anesthetic.
Osteotomy is one method to relieve pain associated with arthritis, especially arthritis of the hip and knee.
Knee osteotomy is commonly used to realign arthritic damage on one side of the knee. The goal is to shift the patient's body weight off the damaged area and onto the other side of the knee where the cartilage is still healthy. This is achieved by removing a wedge of the tibia from underneath the healthy side of the knee. This allows the tibia and femur to bend away from the damaged cartilage.
Please find below information on Tibial Osteotomy surgical interventions, what to expect prior to and during surgery as well as post surgery recovery information.
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