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Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

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Tibial tubercle osteotomy is a medical procedure that can be used to treat certain knee conditions, such as patellar instability or cartilage damage. During the procedure, a surgeon will make a small incision near the knee and carefully cut and reposition the tibial tubercle, which is the bony prominence located at the top of the shinbone. By moving the tibial tubercle to a new position, the surgeon can help to reduce stress on the patella (kneecap) and improve overall knee alignment. This can help to alleviate pain and improve knee function. The procedure is typically done under general anesthesia and may require a short hospital stay for recovery. Physical therapy may be required after the procedure to help restore strength and mobility to the knee. If you are experiencing knee pain or instability of the kneecap, make an appointment with Dr. Johnson to see if tibial tubercle osteotomy might be a good option for you.

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