A 48-year-old member asked:
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how hard is an osteotomy on their knee and does it really help?

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Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
In some patients: Osteotomies on the knee are a very good option for people with unicompartmental knee arthritis who are too young for knee replacement surgery. Around 85% of people will be happy with the outcome 5 years out from surgery.
Answered on Jul 27, 2013
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In some patients: Osteotomies on the knee are a very good option for people with unicompartmental knee arthritis who are too young for knee replacement surgery.
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