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Tibial Osteotomy with History of Diabetes
« on: July 26, 2003, 01:34:52 AM »
I have been suffering with left knee pain for the last three years after being injured while fighting a fire.  I have had two scopes with meniscus repairs and the knee has progressed to no medial compartment space.  I have been told time and time again that I was "too young for a TKR."  My OS told me yesterday that a tibial osteotomy might be my answer, but I  may not be a candidate due to my history of diabetes and the risk for post-op infection.  Does anyone have any input on post-op infection rates, in particular, patients with diabetes.  

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Chief 1