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Could Fulkerson Osteotomy Help Correct Bow Legs
No.: A fulkerson osteotomy involves elevating the patella tendon attachment to the tibia (shin bone) to decrease the force beteeen the femur (thigh bone) and patella. A high tibia osteotomy (or proximal tibia osteotomy) is carried out to re-align bow legs secondary to medial (inner) knee arthritis and decrease medial knee pain. They are 2 different operations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteotomy involves the surgical cutting of a bone, followed by realignment in a way to change the alignment of the bone. This can be done for fractures healed in a crooked manner, bone and joint development abnormalities, and to relieve pressure and pain in arthritic joints. The osteotomy site is usually fixed with some type of hardware to hold the site ...Read more
It is posssible.: I am a pediatrician and I have had a patient who had bilateral osteotomies who was very successful playing football at the high school level. I am unsure if he pursued this in college as well. The orthopedist who does the procedure should have more experience and should be able to give you a more specific answer based on your specific surgery and outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Usually an osteotomy at your age is geared toward straightening out a deformity that is contributing to progressive arthritis on one side of the knee. The most common deformity is a bowed leg, also called genu varum. In 60% of patients at 10 years after the procedure, the knee is still feeling good enough to avoid knee replacement. ...Read more
Is a PCA pump indicated after a Fulkerson osteotomy? I will only be in the hospital for about 1 day. Will I be sent home with painmed? If so which one
Could Nucynta (tapentadol) be prescribed for post op severe pain for Fulkerson osteotomy? If so what dose would be appropriate if comparing to 5-10mg oxycodone?
Overnight stay: your doctor may want to make sure you have adequate pain control but you should ask why too ...Read more
Be patient.: takes awhile for bone healing, then PT over the course of time. some pain and swelling to be expected. ...Read more
Can a Fulkerson osteotomy help malalignment as well as patellofemoral pain after a failed lateral release?
Yes: Depends on your unique situation. Follow up with your orthopod who did the lateral release. Fulkerson is a great procedure in the appropriate patient. ...Read more
Fulkerson Osteotomy/Lateral Release/Medial Reefing on Thursday (5/28) - now having hip & thigh pain ... Is this normal?
UsuallyPostop pain i: If there any surgical procedure there's usually paint on it usually starts improving after a few days of is getting worse or any questions you should call your surgeon they should be able to give you information about how long it takes to heal and what kind of paIny usually have ...Read more
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