Dr Warren Leigh - Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon
Private Service, Orthopaedics, Spinal
High Tibial Osteotomy
This procedure is used when osteoarthritic damage to the cartilage on one side of the knee has caused the angle of the knee joint to change so that most of the body's weight is borne by the affected side, adding to the wear on that side.
High Tibial Osteotomy involves reshaping and realignment of the bone so that weight becomes more evenly distributed between the inside and outside of the knee, thereby reducing the workload on the damaged side.
You will probably have to stay in hospital for several days after surgery followed by up to 6 months rehabilitation.
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