Osteotomy around the knee

Before and after x-rays of a 35 yr old construction worker. He had a painful knock knee. Following osteotomy his pain resolved

People who are naturally “bow legged” or “knock kneed” can develop arthritis of the knee because the alignment of the leg is incorrect. If left untreated the arthritis may progress to a stage where partial or total knee replacement is required. Restoring the normal alignment of the knee using a technique called “osteotomy” prevents further deterioration of the joint and relieves pain. Osteotomy is performed either on the lower end of the femur (thigh bone) or the top end of the tibia (shin bone) depending on which type of malalignment is present.