Knee Osteotomy

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Osteotomy literally means "cutting of the bone." In a knee osteotomy, either the tibia (shinbone) or femur (thighbone) is cut and then reshaped to relieve pressure on the knee joint. Knee osteotomy is used when a patient has early-stage osteoarthritis that has damaged just one side of the knee joint.
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one to two hours
It may take 3 to 6 months for osteotomy patients to walk normally and regain full range of motion. It may be 12 months or more before patients can participate in high impact activities, such as jogging.
Any major surgery involving general anesthesia poses a low risk of strokes, heart attacks, pneumonia, and blood clots. Blood clots, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), are the most common complication of knee osteotomy or knee replacement, but only affect a small percentage of patients.
After surgery, even if your pain and swelling are under control, don't try to play high impact sports or perform activities which involve regular twisting. I suggest exercises such as walking, hydrotherapy, and cycling as they help you keep fit and rebuild your muscles without too much impact.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are not good candidates for osteotomy.

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