Osteotomy related to the knee involves surgical procedures where the bone is cut and realigned or repositioned to improve the forces going through the knee.
Osteotomies are usually performed to improve knee pain but may also be done to improve the cosmetic appearance of a limb.
Common osteotomy procedures relating to the knee include:
|Planning software with full-length weight-bearing X-rays allows pre-operative calculation of the required correction in mm.||Laminar spreaders open the wedge of a high tibial osteotomy, and then the bone is held in the new position with a plate and screws until new bone fills the gap.||Strong metal or carbon fibre plates fix the bones in the new position, until new bone heals the defect, after which time the surgeon and patient may elect to remove the plate.|
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