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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? .

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?

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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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What's fulkerson osteotomy?

Kneecap realignment.: It is a kneecap realignment procedure, usually recommended for individuals who have had recurrent kneecap instability and pain. ...Read more

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What is a tibial osteotomy?

Bone realignment.: It is a bony realignment procedure, used to unload the arthritic portion of your knee. It is a salvage procedure, to buy one time, before a knee replacement is needed. ...Read more

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What is involved in a femoral derotation osteotomy?

See below: The surgery involves cutting the thighbone (femur) and re-positioning the ball of the femur in the hip socket. Sometimes the socket itself must also be worked on in order to have it contain the ball better. the cut femur is held together in its new position by a metal plate. The plate(s) is completely inside the body. These plates are very strong and because they are used, a cast is rarely necessary. Typically there are also muscles lengthened in the groin when these procedures are done. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an open wedge tibial osteotomy?

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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How soon after le fort osteotomy will the plates be removed?

Maybe never: In the us, we generally do not remove the bone plates unless they are causing problems. ...Read more

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How long after osteotomy before i can return to work? How much time off work will I have to take after my osteotomy? .

Depends on type.: If you have an office job, you may return in about 2 weeks, although you will probably still be on crutches. If you have a physical labor job, it could be 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Had ORIF on 2nd mtp to revise failed osteotomy/hardware removal.Have Kwire and am NWB.2 wk. appt. next week.Chance of being FWB after appt.?Thanks!

Depends: It is probably going to be based upon whether the bone is healed at this point. To walk on an unheralded osteotimy with k wire fixation would run the risk of bending or breaking the k wire. ...Read more

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Outpatient vs inpatient fulkerson osteotomy, what is the difference?

None: The procedure for performing a fulkerson osteotomy is the same whether it is done in an outpatient or inpatient setting. Being a relatively bigger procedure, pain control is probably the main limiting factor of whether successful outpatient management can be safely performed. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic osteotomy?

Cutting the pelvis: This is usually done for children with a congenitally deformed hip socket. By cutting the pelvic bone around the socket, surgeons can reshape the socket to help the hip joint develop more properly when the shape was not proper. ...Read more

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What is high tibial osteotomy?

Arthritis surgery.: It is a procedure that could be performed to to unload the arthritic compartment of your knee. It can buy you roughly 5-15 years before requiring knee replacement, in many cases. ...Read more

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