Knee Osteotomy Technique
Knee osteotomy surgery may be recommended if you have arthritis damage in just one area of your knee. This surgery is most common among people ages 60 or younger who are active The procedure involves removing or adding a wedge of bone to your shin bone or thigh bone to help shift your weight off the damaged portion of your knee joint.
This procedure may be used to relieve arthritis pain and can postpone the need for a total knee replacement by 10 to 15 years.
Use of crutches is mandatory for about two months for proper bone healing, and six months of exercises are needed to strengthen, increase range of motion and improve balance.