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Could fulkerson osteotomy help correct bow legs?

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 more

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Osteotomy (Definition)

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


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Can i be an athlete(basketball player) after osteotomy surgery for bow legs? Is there any sample?

Can i be an athlete(basketball player) after osteotomy surgery for bow legs? Is there any sample?

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 more

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Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Be patient.: takes awhile for bone healing, then PT over the course of time. some pain and swelling to be expected. ...Read more

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Fulkerson Osteotomy/Lateral Release/Medial Reefing on Thursday (5/28) - now having hip & thigh pain ... Is this normal?

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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Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

Does osteotomy help straighten the legs or correct genu varum (bowlegs)?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: All narcotic medications bind the same receptor with different affinity making some more efficacious at lower doses. The Oxycodone should be fine and and you shouldn't need it for very long. Get off of it as soon as you can. Why do you want to use Nucynta (tapentadol) instead? ...Read more

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Why am I staying overnight in the hospital after my Fulkerson osteotomy?

Why am I staying overnight in the hospital after my Fulkerson osteotomy?

Overnight stay: your doctor may want to make sure you have adequate pain control but you should ask why too ...Read more

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Bow Legs (Definition)

Bowed legs can occur as a familial history, no orthopedic issues or problems with walking, bearing weight. This also tends to straighten out in time as long bones ...Read more