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.
Incision in a bone. Osteo=bone and tomy=to cut. An osteotomy is a cut in a bone. This is usually done as part of an orthopedic procedure. It is usually done to correct or allow correction of a problem or defect.
Bone realignment. Your bone is carefully cut so that it can be placed in better alignment.

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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...

What is a tibial osteotomy?

Realignment of leg. A tibial osteotomy is an open surgery done to change the forces thru a knee. The top of the tibia(shinbone) is cut, the angle changed, and the bone is locked in place. It is typically done to straighten out a knock-knee. Upside is no artificial parts, downside is significant recovery (3-6 mos). Read more...
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...

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...

What is high tibial osteotomy?

Surgical procedure. Surgical procedure to correct knee malalignment in patients with minimal arthritis. It is designed to be a joint sparing surgery. Read more...
Cutin the shin bone. A high tibial osteotomy (hto) is a cut (osteotomy) made in the shin bone (tibia) near the knee (high). It is used to change the alignment of the leg to normalize the stresses in the knee. Most commonly, the hto is used for arthritis. Read more...
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...

What is tibial derotation osteotomy along with femoral derotation osteotomy?

Good question. Osteotimy is a cut in the bone. In a derotational osteotimy, the bone is cut and then rotated to a better position and this corrected position is usually then held in place by a plate and screws. In this case, the surgery is done on the tibia and femur. The most common indication would be severe malalignment of the leg such as a severe case of "in- toeing." Read more...

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a bunionectomy osteotomy with a ao screw fixation?

See below. This is where the bone in cut and re-positioned and then a screw is used to hold the bone in position. Read more...
Different procedures. There a several different type of bunion procedures. Some may require screw fixation while others may not. Read more...
Bunionectomy. Bunion fixed with a screw involves cutting of bone and repositioning on that bone and then fixing it with a screw for proper healing. Read more...

What does "left distal femoral osteotomy genu valgum" mean?

Surgery type. If you have a knee angular deformity, it can be corrected by cutting a bone (an osteotomy) near the knee joint to change the alignment of the knee. A knock-knee deformity is also called genu valgum, from the latin roots. The correction of a knock knee is usually done by cutting the end of the femur to make the correction. The term "distal" refers to end of the femur at the level of the knee. Read more...