High Tibial Osteotomy in the kids : procedure, recovery, and advantages

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High Tibial Osteotomy in the kids is very safe now but when it is required and how it is done before knowing this we should know about the meaning of High Tibial Osteotomy.The Osteotomy means actually the cutting of edge of bone that could be in shinbone called tibia or femur bone called thighbone.In the process of a knee osteotomy, the tibia or femur bone is cut. After cutting the bone it is reshaped in order to minimize the weight and pressure on the joint of the knee.

This is required when a side of the knee is damaged or not grown properly.Through the osteotomy, the weight of the damaged side of the knee is shifted to the healthy side. It can help in relieving pain and pressure on the knee as well as improves the function of the knee.

Osteotomy definition

Osteotomy is a process of cutting the bone for the purpose of reshaping or alignment of bone.

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Why is the Tibial Derotation Osteotomy required?

The tibial derotation osteotomy is required to preposition the abnormal area or twist of the lower leg.It is required when the leg do not line up in a proper way. This misbalance create more stress on the inner or outer part of the knee. It can cause many complications in kids in coming years.

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How is the surgery done?

In this process, the tibia is cut then the bone is rotated to the position that is correct and required. For the purpose to hold the bones the screws, nails or plates are used to set the bone in the new position.

The tibia is mostly used for osteotomies to correct the alignment of the leg. It relieves the pressure on the knee. from damaged side.

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This process is just to cut a wedge of bone from the healthy side of the tibia. The orthopedic moves the bone to correct the alignment and to straightens the affected leg. After this process, the knee is able to carry more weight easily.

After the surgery, your kid can start walking after 6 to 8 weeks after consulting the orthopedic surgeon. You may need some physical therapist that will help in restoring the strength of your kid’s leg. It can take at least three months to perform all activities after surgery.

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The advantages of knee osteotomy

This process transfers the weight from the damaged part if the knee to the healthy area.

It helps to correct the wrong alignment of the knee. The procedure improves the progress of knee joint. It also helps in delaying the replacement of joint for many years ahead. The most interesting and important thing is that your kids have no restrictions on any physical activities after osteotomy as he can easily participate in different physical activities and games etc.

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High Tibial Osteotomy 2017

High tibial osteotomy 2017 has become more perfect and includes some latest techniques. This can be done safely in kids with knee deformity. They can recover in two months.