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Doctor insights on: Tubercle Osteotomy

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Surgery time for tibial tubercle osteotomy?

Surgery time for tibial tubercle osteotomy?

If failed nonop: If all nonoperative measures for suspected patellar instability have been tried and failed, then T.T. osteotomy can be used to treat this problem. However, the success rate with this surgery is fair to good with a long recovery. I would make sure you have been through a long course of PT and used a quality brace first. If can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...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 can you tell me about a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy?

Painful: at your age is a little old for osteotomy of tibial tubercle for patellar pain. has everything been done conservatively that can be? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy consist of?

Can you tell me what a left knee arthroscopy tibial tubercle osteotomy consist of?

The tibia tubercle: Tibia tubercle surgery usually relates to either patellar (kneecap) instability that is severe or to underlying patella/trochlea articular cartilage disease. Sometimes it can be performed for both patellar instability and articular cartilage wear. When the tibial tubercle is osteotomized (sawed) and moved to the inner side and elevated it can ease the pressure on the patella and improve tracking. ...Read more

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What is a tibial osteotomy?

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'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 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'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?

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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What are the most common risks and complications of an osteotomy? What kinds of complications can happen with osteotomy? .

Talk to doctor: The most severe complication is non-healing of the osteotomy, but this is rare. Slippage of the fixation, swelling, pain, infection. ...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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