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High Tibial Osteotomy
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
Yes they can, due to: the metal used, ie, screws, plate, washers. Get a letter from your surgeon, re: what you had done, and it should mention there is metal implanted, which might trigger a metal detector in Stores or Airports. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more
Elective: As an elective procedure, this can be done on an inpatient or 23hr observation with only a few days of admission. However, it's surgeon/ patient preference as some may be willing to do it outpatient. For pain control and depending on medical history, it's more likely to at least have 1-2 nights inpatient. ...Read more
What is a bone stimulator, how would that help my husband who is not healing well with his second high tibial osteotomy?
Can nsaids or anti inflammatories inhibit or resrrict bone healing, as in the case with h.T.O.'s? High tibial osteotomies.
There is : Evidence that it does. Though, many docs do use them status post surgery or injuries to bone... ...Read more
Should I have High Tibial Osteotomy for knock knee before or after my growth plates close? I see young people having it, yet my surgeon says to wait?
Growth plates closed: At age 23 your growth plates about the knee are closed. High tibial osteotomy in young adults is relatively uncommon and not a benign procedure. Discuss the surgery and post- op regimen w/ your surgeon. If u are not satisfied get a second opinion about both your knees. Best of Luck! ...Read more
Should I risk future arthritis, or get a high tibial osteotomy to fix my knock knee? 4-5cm gap between ankles, age 17, male, with nill to mild pain.
Can something be done about high hips? Sort of like a tibial osteotomy like procedure done on a person with high hips? Remove a wedge to lower hip?
Healing by 6-8 weeks: Newer osteotomy techniques and implants may allow for earlier weight bearing (in a locked hinged brace) than the historical standard of 6 weeks on crutches. Many are done as true outpatient surgery. Rehabilitation 2x weekly for 3 months is expected. Unlimited (nonimpact aerobic activity) usually OK by 3 months. Discuss your specific rehabilitation with your surgeon. ...Read more
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