Knee osteotomy in Iran is a practical and popular surgery, with more people getting involved with osteoarthritis and its consequences. 

Osteoarthritis is a common disorder that can damage the joints, including knees. Nowadays, Iranian orthopedic surgeons and specialists are under spotlight more than ever. This is due to their remarkable ability to perform such surgeries. 


What is knee osteotomy?

Knee osteotomy is a kind of corrective surgery, which helps eliminate the injuries caused by osteoarthritis in the knee joints. In fact, this procedure helps your body to shift your weight to the healthy parts of the knees. Knee osteotomy can be performed in a combination with other orthopedic procedures. The procedure is mainly suitable for people with high activity, younger than 60. 


How does it work?

Healthy joints are shielded with a sleek and smooth layer of cartilage. Different factors such as osteoarthritis can damage this slick layer and cause many complications. Among these, we can mention the heterogeneous distribution of body weight on the knee joint and its abrasion. 

Dealing with these kinds of problems and prolonging the lifespan of joints is what knee osteotomy aims to do. 


Potential risks 

Potential risks of knee osteotomy includes:

  • Bone infections and surrounding tissues
  • Problems with the interconnection of bone segments
  • Damage to the nerves and blood vessels around the knees


Preparation for the surgery

The surgeon would carefully study your X-rays. In this way, he determines whether knee osteotomy is a proper choice for you.

You will receive general anesthesia; therefore, you should avoid eating or drinking 24 hours before the procedure. Follow the surgeon's instructions regarding your daily medications.


Why knee osteotomy in Iran?

Well-equipped medical centers, affordable prices and skilled surgeons are the main reasons for the popularity of knee osteotomy in Iran. You can also enjoy so many tourist attractions while you stay in this beautiful country. CarefulTrip is the best health tourism provider that can help you in this regard.


If your only problem is the shape of the knee, you do not need surgery. Knee correction surgery is usually performed on young and active patients. Suitable conditions for this surgery are: appropriate weight, age under 60 years, the occurrence of pain in only one part of the knee, pain is aggravated by standing and active or walking a lot, the range of motion of the knee is appropriate and at least 90-100 degrees, bending Do not have a fixed knee

After the osteotomy and during the recovery period, there are no physical restrictions for the patient and the person can resume his physical activities without any restrictions. The benefits of this surgery include: preventing further damage to the articular cartilage, correcting the appearance of the knee, reducing pain, delaying the time of complete knee replacement.

Inside the hospital, pain pumps and injectable medications are used to control pain after osteotomy. After discharge from the hospital, painkillers prescribed by a doctor for a week can be effective in relieving pain.

Yes, in cases of severe deformity, surgery to correct the deviation of both knees can be performed at the same time, but it is recommended to avoid it as much as possible, because in case of bilateral osteotomy, the patient will not be able to weigh the lower limb for 3 to 4 weeks. This can cause many problems for the patient and the family.

If you are not weak, you can sit on the bed the day after the operation and hang your legs, and with the help of two crutches or a walker, you can walk without weighing on the operated limb.