Osteotomy

What is Osteotomy?

Osteotomy ("bone cutting") is a procedure in which a surgeon removes a wedge of bone near a damaged joint. This shifts weight from an area where there is damaged cartilage to an area where there is more or healthier cartilage. In osteoarthritis, cartilage breakdown in the knee often is much greater in the inner part of the knee joint, often resulting in a bowlegged appearance.

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I had high tibial osteotomy surgery on Dec 8 and was not weight bearing for about 4 weeks and no
w I'm weight-bearing since January 4th but today...

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Yes.

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In my view you must visit the emergency room where the doctor will...

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i have a knock knee in both legs. should I go for osteotomy or not? If yes, then which osteotomy is good, close wedge or open wedge? what will be...

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Depends on the cause.

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The need of surgery in knock knee...

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I have a tfcc tear and an extra long ulnar. I'm a full time hairstylist working on this every day. I have pain 75% of the time. What are the pros...

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Benefit of this operation is deformity will be corrected and pain will reduce.

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