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Mr Dean Schluter - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics

Osteotomy

Osteotomy is surgically cutting a bone and resetting it. The new position is held with a rod or a plate and screws. It is performed to correct deformity (often post fracture) or in the knee in younger patients to unload an arthritic compartment in the knee - transferring the weight through the compartment not affected by arthritis.

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