Why do an Osteotomy? Osteotomy

Osteotomy is a surgical procedure performed around the knee joint to relieve pain and improve function in patients with early arthritis affecting one side of the knee. It is often used in younger patients as it preserves your own knee joint.

Osteotomy works by re-aligning the leg and taking pressure off the painful part of the knee. This relieves pain and delays further progression of the arthritis and deformity.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is at the forefront of the resurgence in Osteotomy surgery in the UK. In this video, orthopaedic consultants Mike Risebury, Adrian Wilson and Nigel Rossiter explain the principles behind the procedure.