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Knee Replacement in India

Do you have a painful  knee in middle age ? A high tibial osteotomy Chennai will preserve your knee and relieve pain. 

The chief advantage of a high tibial osteotomy is that no prosthesis is used. Thus, patients can continue to use their natural knee by ten years. In later years if a knee replacement is needed, an osteotomy can be converted to a knee replacement. It is a good operation for active people with bow legs and knee pain. Bow legged people are prone to develop secondary osteoarthritis.

Who are the right people ?

  • the patient must not be obese,
  • have a good range of motion,
  • the ligaments should be intact and
  • there should be no lateral subluxation of the tibia.

Alternative to knee replacement

This is an alternate to TKR in the middle aged patient. It postpones the need for a knee replacement by at least 10 years.

I perform an Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy Chennai.
In this procedure I jack open the inner half of the top of the tibia and put in a plate and bone graft to straighten the tibia.

Result-It corrects mal-alignment and relieves pain.

Post op
The patient will have to remain non weight bearing for a short period of 3 months till the osteotomy has healed. With some newer implant, immediate weight bearing is allowed.

Benefit- You will get pain relief lasting upto ten years. If you are in your fifties, you can postpone your knee replacement by ten years.
If you need a high tibial osteotomy Chennai, get in touch via e mail – drvenkat@kneeindia.com.