The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: BrianB on April 25, 2012, 06:03:41 PM

Title: Distal Femoral Osteotomy
Post by: BrianB on April 25, 2012, 06:03:41 PM

I am a 33 year old ex-football player who has had 7 knee menisectomies. The lateral compartment of my right knee is shot. My longtime ortho doctor suggested an Oates allograft. He then suggested I see a doctor who he has callaborated with on several surgeries. That doctor suggested a distal femoral osteotomy instead. His suggestion was because he felt I would tear through the new cartilage since my bones have become misaligned. Has anyone else had this procedure done? I was very active before the pain became too much for me to bear. I'm on painkillers but I'm to the point where I hate taking them. I want to be sure I can be active again after I heal from the surgery. I just wanted to hear from people who have had it done and find out if they are active now. I know I'll never play football and probably not even old-man's hockey either. I would like to be able to play softball and golf with no pain. Any comments would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Distal Femoral Osteotomy
Post by: kneepaincure on April 27, 2012, 01:45:18 AM
Hi BrianB,

Welcome to kneegeeks! The procedure that you mention has been undergone by a number of members on this board. Just do a search for 'distal femoral osteotomy' and you will find a lot of information. Or head over to the 'post-op diaries' section and you can read personal accounts of people who have had this surgery.

All the best to you and let us know how you get on!