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Hip osteotomy risks?

Hip osteotomy risks?

Many: Possible nonunion, infection, nerve or blood vessel injury, avascular necrosis of the femoral head. It is major surgery with many possible complications. Find a specialist who does this procedure frequently. ...Read more

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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What's an osteotomy?

What's an osteotomy?

Controlled fracture: It is surgically cutting bone to change alignment. This "controlled fracture" is then usually fixed with a plate and/or screws. ...Read more

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What is an osteotomy?

What is an osteotomy?

Surgical bone cut.: It is a surgical cutting of bone, that needs to be realigned or repositioned, to obtain the desired outcome in surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: osteotomy?

Bone realignment: 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 together while it heals. ...Read more

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How long will I have to use crutches after an osteotomy? How long will I have to be on crutches after my osteotomy? .

How long will I have to use crutches after an osteotomy? How long will I have to be on crutches after my osteotomy?

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Depends: It depends on the type of osteotomy performed as well as the type of hardware (plates and screws used to fix the osteotomy) that is used in your surgery. Typically, patients use crutches for about 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after an osteotomy? I'm worried about pain after my osteotomy. How bad is it and how long does it last? .

Osteotomy: First it would be nice to know where the proposed osteotomy will be and why . Then we can present a reasonable estimate as to pain levels. Keep in mind that everyone's tolerance of pain is different . Speak to your surgeon about this and any concerns. ...Read more

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