In the UK the most commonly carried out procedure for severe wear and tear is a partial or total knee replacement. Whilst these are usually successful operations they are not necessarily the best operation for all patients and certainly less appropriate for those who are younger and more active. Osteotomy is a way to preserve your native knee joint and potentially relieve some of the painful symptoms that you have been experiencing without committing to a definitive knee replacement.
Osteotomy is usually performed on patients who have isolated damage to one side of the knee with a clinical deformity to their leg. This is either wear of the inner side of a bow legged knee or the outer side if you are knock kneed. Your surgeon may trial your suitability for an osteotomy with a specifically designed brace to offload your knee.
UK Knee Osteotomy Registry
If you have any queries, please contact:
0333 014 6363