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Suggest solution for knee problem

My sister was told today that a surgery where the surgeon would break her tibia might help with the type of knee problems she is having. She has less than 50% cartilage and a cyst behind one kneecap. But she would ask any more questions. I myself just had a total knee replacement. Can you expain this surgery a bit more and its possible benefits and recovery time?
Tue, 30 Jun 2020
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Hi,

This is osteotomy, although results are variable, for some people it works good but for some it doesn't. We apply a plate after cutting the bone in it. Recovery time is approx 2 months.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon
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Suggest solution for knee problem

Hi, This is osteotomy, although results are variable, for some people it works good but for some it doesn t. We apply a plate after cutting the bone in it. Recovery time is approx 2 months. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jaideep Gaver, Orthopedic Surgeon