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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.