Osteotomy literally means “cutting of the bone.” In a knee osteotomy, either the shinbone (tibia) or thighbone (femur) is cut and reshaped to relieve pressure on the knee joint. This procedure is often used to treat early-stage osteoarthritis that has damaged only one side of the knee joint. By shifting your weight off the damaged side, an osteotomy can relieve pain and improve overall knee function.

These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.