A 53-year-old member asked:
What is a tibial osteotomy?
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Dr. Robert Cusick answered
8 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Realignment of leg: A tibial osteotomy is an open surgery done to change the forces thru a knee. The top of the tibia(shinbone) is cut, the angle changed, and the bone is locked in place. It is typically done to straighten out a knock-knee. Upside is no artificial parts, downside is significant recovery (3-6 mos).
Answered on Jun 7, 2013
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