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What is a tibial osteotomy?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Robert Cusick
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Robert Cusick
Dr. Robert Cusick
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