Knee Osteotomy Surgery in India
Knee osteotomy is a surgical procedure that is recommended for arthritis damage in one area of the knee. The osteotomy procedure is also done with other types of knee surgery like cartilage surgery when the leg is bowed or knocked kneed.
Knee osteotomy is a procedure that removes or adds a wedge to a shinbone (tibia) or femur (thighbone) to help shift the body’s weight off the damaged portion of the knee joint. It is most commonly performed on patients who are younger and active. This procedure takes 1-2 hours.
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In most cases, knee osteotomy relieves arthritis pain and postpones the need for a total knee replacement by 10 to 15 years. And it takes 3 to 6 months for the patient undergoing knee osteotomy to walk normally and recover full range of motion.
An Orthopaedic Surgeon is a right doctor to consult for a Knee osteotomy.
It has a high success rate that varies between 85-90%.
The possible risks of knee osteotomy may include infection in the bone or in the surrounding soft tissues, Injuries to nerves or blood vessels around the knee, Failure of the pieces of bone to knit together and Incomplete pain relief.