Re-Alignment Surgery (Knee osteotomy)
Knee osteotomy is recommended for patients that experience pain on one side of their knee due to osteoarthritis. Osteotomy means “cutting of the bone” and in a knee osteotomy, either your shin bone (tibia) or thigh bone (femur) is cut and re-aligned to take the pressure off of the damaged side of your joint. This can effectively relieve pain and improve function in your knee.
What Are The Benefits Of Knee Osteotomy Surgery?
With the success of partial or full knee replacements knee osteotomy surgery has become less common. However, there is an increasing amount of evidence that knee osteotomy gives good long-term pain relief as well as the added benefit of letting you keep your own knee! A successful knee osteotomy may also delay the need for a joint replacement for several years.
The other advantage of knee osteotomy surgery is that you can continue to take part in your favourite activities including high impact sports, such as football or tennis.
Cheshire Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Gareth Stables, is a fully UK trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery. Gareth has the highest qualifications possible for an orthopaedic surgeon in the UK, FRCS (T&O), and is on the GMC specialist register for Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery.
Gareth specialises in; keyhole or knee arthroscopy surgery, ligament reconstruction surgery, knee osteotomy and knee replacement surgery. He has over 15 years of experience in the field having qualified with a commendation in 1998 from the University of Liverpool Medical School.
"My life was transformed and the pain almost negligible.... Now no painkillers or stick. I cannot thank my caring consultant enough. I will be ever grateful for his wisdom"
"Brilliant treatment from start! Had arthritis in knee joint.Was given injection and the effect was immediate! Brilliant. Would recommend to anyone. One of the most helpful doctors I have ever seen(and I`m 73 !!)"
"Mr Stables was very understanding, patient and thoroughly competent. I would recommend anyone to have knee replacements by him. The whole experience was worthwhile and very good for my quality of life."