Steps to take before the surgery
Your surgeon will conduct a few test to determine the severity of the condition. In case your surgeon decides to treat the condition with osteotomy, you will need to refrain from eating and drinking before the procedure. Discuss with your doctor the medication you need to take or avoid
What happens during the procedure?
The surgery is performed under the effect of local anaesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision over the area and will remove the wedge of the bone. Then, the cut edges are fastened together in place by screws or metal hardware. Another option for osteotomy is to make a cut in the shinbone or thighbone and insert a wedge through it.
After the procedure
You will need to stay in the hospital for a day or two. The full recovery takes about 2 months, and you might need to use crutches. Later, you can take rehabilitation course which includes various exercises to increase knee balance and strengthening of muscles.