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Topic Title: High Tibial Osteotomy
Created On: 01/24/2000 10:34 AM
 03/15/2018 06:13 AM

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<p>Wore my new walking shoes, wide size, and walked 3 miles this morning. I always experience foot and leg pain after a walk, but not today. I am pain free and so thrilled. With these shoes, walking is really a great pleasure.</p>
 04/28/2011 04:28 AM

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[br]I am currently 23 years old and I have had 6 knee surgeries. I was 22 years old when I had my High tibial osteotomy.My intial injury I tore my ACL. MCL and Meniscus playing soccer. My first surgeon replaced my ACL but did not fix meniscus. He ended up putting my ACL to far forward, he didn&rsquo;t listen to me for over a year and it caused severe damage to my meniscus. By the time I switched surgeons and they went in to fix the ACL they realized I lost 80% of my meniscus. I then got a meniscus transplant which worked for awhile but then I started to have meniscus pain. I had a Knee scope and cleaning that did not help my pain. After a few months my knee would give out and I would have stabbing pain on my medial meniscus. It got so bad I could no longer walk. That surgeon said he had come to the end of his specialty. I switched to UCSF and they found my meniscus was popping out and I was smashing it. My medial meniscus had always been a problem so they decided to do a High tibial osteotomy. I had that done on 12/28/09 and then had the plate removal done 12/29/10. The osteotomy was extremely painful and took me a long time to recover from. I was doing pretty well I had some foot problems until I had the hardware removed as soon as I came out I had foot pain and by the next day I could not move it without screaming out in pain. My foot now inverts so my doctor sent me to a podiatrist to make me an orthotic. But this has not worked when they corrected my foot problem it flared up my medial meniscus pain and now I have problems walking do to my knee and foot. My podiatrist has done many corrections and is now creating a new orthotic but is unsure she can correct the problem. My surgeon told me that she overcorrected my osteotomy on purpose to take as much pressure off my medial meniscus. But now I am left with hip, knee and foot problems. I am entering into a major strengthening program and I have done lots of therapy. They said maybe they can get me 20% better. My question is do I have an intolerable valgus alignment? I think they overcorrected too much and know it is putting too much pressure on my other joints. I am 23 years old and I have no quality of life. I am realist I know I won&rsquo;t be pain free but I just want to be able to walk. Has anyone had problems with their osteotomy and can the redo the alignment? Any advice would help I feel lost I trust my surgeon she is really talented I just wish she had not overcorrected.[br]
 12/02/2006 06:07 PM

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Maria, could you please email me. I've had the same experience as you. I've reach my 2nd year and its still hard as hell at times. It would be wonderful to talk to someone who knows what i've been thought. I could relate to your story so well.

Hope to hear from you.............Dorothea
 08/04/2006 04:40 PM

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I just found this site and reading your message sounds exactly like me. November 2004 i had a osteotomy. I'm 52 years old. Female. Two years later i'm still recovering. Both shoulder are very painful. Several cortisones injection. I feel that i don't have a life anymore. Finally thought i was doing good. Walking 4 nightsin a row and making way on the treadmill. That afternoon i had terrible pain in my leg, running down to my calf. Knee locked. I'm afraid i might be looking at a full knee replacement. Had a MRI today. Results in a week. I'm wondering how you are now. I can relate to your message. Hope to hear from you.
 03/09/2006 06:02 PM

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I just passed my 7th week after my Right Knee Meniscus removal and HTO. So far everything seems to be going well. I have been no weight bear for the last six weeks, but just last week after my appointment, I was told the screws looked like they're holding well, therefore I was told that I could bear 50% weight on the leg. I have been going to PT 3 days a week and it is going to be a long process. Right now it is mostly just muscle stimulation and rangle of motion of the knee. As far as hospitilization, I went home after the surgery. Personally I wish I was able to stay in the hospital at least a day or two. I was lucky to have someone home with me. I would not have been able to get through the it all without her. I missed 2 1/2 weeks of work, and was told that I should have stayed home at least another week. Pain control is the key issue after the surgery. Make sure to keep up on the pain meds, there is no need to feel pain!!! I am an active person and the hardest thing is looking outside and not being able to do anything. I am hoping I will be able to get back to a normal routine when this is all done.

If you need anymore questions answeres, feel free to email me. [email protected]
 02/25/2006 09:14 PM

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You say you had hto in January, I am having it done on March 7th. I am wondering what you went through? How long did you spend in the hospital? How bad was the pain? I would love to hear from anyone who had the hto. I am a 41 year old female and am scared to death. Thank you so much! Feel free to email me at [email protected]
 01/23/2006 05:15 PM

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I am 35 and just had a High Tibial Osteotomy 6 days ago. Once I was able to control the pain, I feel better. Now 8 months later, how is your knee feeling?

 05/05/2005 02:25 PM

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I am 24 years old and I am bowlegged due to rickets that I had as a child. This causes alot of pain on both knees. I just wanted to know if anyone has had a leg straightening surgery because I would like some info. I'm hoping that surgery will reduce my knee pain.
 05/18/2003 07:22 PM

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I mulled over the same questions before I got my tibial osteotomy in 2000. I went with the opening wedge method with internal fixator. I dont see any reason to suffer with an external fixator. I am very happy with my choice. I am back to 99%. The plate is still in place so I cannot kneel on it (feels wierd). That is the only downside. With the correction, the knee feels great. I can stand for hours without feeling it.
 02/24/2001 10:20 PM

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I'm having an oseotomy next month and have to decide if I want an external fixator instead of the internal hardware ie..plate and screws.... would appreciate hearing from others that have been given this choice. I'm having trouble with the thought of having to turn bolts through my leg. My Dr. thinks I'll get over it once it's done.


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