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What is knee osteotomy?

Knee osteotomy is surgery that repositions the knee joint when osteoarthritis affects only one part of it. The bones are cut and realigned to shift the weight on the knee away from the damaged part. This can help relieve pain and make the joint more flexible. Osteotomy is an effective treatment, but it doesn't tend to last over the long run. Most people who have a knee osteotomy eventually end up having a total knee replacement.
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