Patellar dislocation and osteotomy

What is Patellar dislocation and Osteotomy?

Patellar dislocation occurs when the kneecap is dislocated from its original position. It clinically means shifting of the knee-cap from the knee groove (trochlea). In general c...

How does it help?

Osteotomy helps in the condition when there is a severe damage to the knee and this damage cannot be treated through the conservative methods of treatment. If a patient has mult...

How is it done?

What are the benefits and risks of this procedure?

This treatment has many advantages, but as any other surgical procedure, it also comes with a few risks, which a person must be aware of. 

The advantages of the procedure are:

  • It is suitable for children and young kids.
  • Does not wear out much like a total knee replacement.
  • The surgery increases the lifespan of the knee joint.

The risks associated with the procedure are:

  • Infection in the surrounding soft tissues or the bone.
  • Injury to blood vessels and nerves.
  • Failure to complete the surgery.

In most of the cases, it is reported that people who undergo this surgical procedure eventually need a total knee replacement, about 10-15 years later

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