HTO- HIGH TIBIL OSTEOTOMY

Tibial Osteotomy (HTO):- Often in the early stages of the arthritis of the knee, one of the two compartments(medial/inner & lateral/outer) is more involved than the other. More commonly the medial compartment is involved and the patients have symptoms of the involved compartment.

HTO,a joint preserving surgery,aims to realign the weight bearing axis of knee.In this procedure, a wedge of bone is either removed or added to the involved compartment and is fixed with a plate and screws & axis correction is achieved.

Procedure is indicated in young patients with unicompartmental arthrits and willing for a joint preserving surgery. The recovery time is approximately 6 to 8 weeks, with gradual physiotherapy assistance.