Do you suffer from knee pain in middle age? A high tibial osteotomy is a joint preservation procedure that will extend  the use of your own knee by several years.

Pain relief lasts up to a period of 10 years. Would you not rather have this instead of a knee replacement if you are eligible? See who is eligible for this operation

Who are the right patients for this operation? 

  • Bow legs with or without knee pain
  • Non obese patients
  • have a good range of motion,
  • The ligaments should be intact.

It is not indicated for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

An additional cartilage regeneration procedure may be required in some patients.

High tibial osteotomy

High tibial osteotomy

How do I do it? 
I perform an opening wedge osteotomy.  In this procedure,  I perform an osteotomy( bone cut) on the inner side of the leg bone and fix it by a plate.

Post op
The patient is usually hospitalized for 2- 3 days.  Weight bearing is possible soon after the procedure.

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