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Corrective osteotomy suggested for the knee. What is the healing time? Need a knee replacement in the future?

HI Please I have a knocked knee and wants to correct it. My DR said he is going to carry out a corrective osteotomy on my knee . I will like to know all that is involved and how long it will take before I start using my leg again. I need to know all that is involved and if I still have to do a knee replacement later in life. I am 40yrs old. thanks
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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The corrective osteotomy will only help in decreasing the deformity you are having now. This will take at least 4-6 weeks for a complete recovery and you may need a knee replacement at a later date.
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Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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