Osteotomy

When the bones do not align properly, joint forces are not evenly distributed and may overload on one side, causing pain and possibly degeneration. With an osteotomy (which means a cut in the bone) the surgeon cuts, then realigns the bones (both for tibiofemoral and patellofemoral malalignment). After healing, the bones are in a new position and force (weight) is shifted from the overloaded or damaged side to the more normal side of the joint.

Tibiofemoral Osteotomies

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Patellofemoral Osteotomies

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