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Have genu valgum. Advised corrective osteotomy femur. Success ratio?

Hi There I am 26 years old. I height is 5 feet 4 inches & weight is 80 Kilogram.I am suffering from genu valgum. Although in control & I am not taking any pain killers. My Doctor advise me for corrective osteotomy femur . I am little worried by operation. I am looking for details about the operation. Like : What i ssucessfull ratio? When should I plan the same? Is it a permanent \ life time solution? When I am able to back on my job? Please help me on my queries. Regrads Rohit Garg Email Id - YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Corrective osteotomies yield a good clinical outcome but as like anyother surgery, have its own complications. The success rate may be around 95%.

As it is an elective surgery (in your case), you can plan it leisurely.

Corrective osteotomy (for your problem) is permanent.

The osteotomy site takes around 10-12 weeks to unite. So, untill that time you should not bear weight on the operated leg. You can be back to your work once solid bone union occurs.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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