Knee joint realignment surgery, also known as osteotomy, is a surgical procedure performed to correct misalignment or malformation of the knee joint. It involves cutting and repositioning the bones of the knee to redistribute forces and improve the alignment of the joint.
Knee joint realignment surgery may be recommended for individuals with conditions such as:
The specific technique used in knee joint realignment surgery will depend on the individual's condition and the desired outcome. Here is a general overview of the procedure:
After the procedure, the incisions are closed, and the knee may be wrapped with a bandage or brace for support. Rehabilitation and physical therapy will be initiated to promote healing, restore range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around the knee.