Knee Osteotomy

Knee Osteotomy is a surgical procedure in which the upper shinbone (tibia) or lower thighbone (femur) is cut and realigned. It is usually performed in arthritic conditions affecting only one side of your knee and the aim is to take pressure off the damaged area and shift it to the other side of your knee with healthy cartilage. During the surgery, Dr. Fischer will remove or add a wedge of bone either below or above the knee joint depending on the site of arthritic damage.

Knee Osteotomy is indicated for relatively young patients with osteoarthritis that is isolated to a single compartment (unicompartmental osteoarthritis).