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Offline lighthouselandscap

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Tibial Osteotomy on both legs at the same time?
« on: September 14, 2008, 11:14:29 PM »
Both legs are bowed since birth.  The left knee is scheduled for tibial osteotomy October 2008 because of pain on the inside.  I assume the other knee will eventually need the same procedure.  Also, I am concerned that straightening the left knee will make that leg marginally longer and make me walk with a limp.  Why not do both at the same time, avoiding a second surgery down the line and also avoiding one straight leg and one bow leg?

Offline NikkiE

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Re: Tibial Osteotomy on both legs at the same time?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2008, 09:29:52 PM »
I'm no expert but maybe it so you have one good leg to get aournd on while the other one heals. I think you have to be non weight bearing for quite a while afterwards.
But I know what you mean. i have genetically been gifted with both the arthritis gene and the bow legged gene - with one buggered knee, one on the way to being buggered.
Chondromalacia in right knee for 13 years. 

OA in medial section of right knee, almost bone on bone.

OA in medial section of left knee

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Re: Tibial Osteotomy on both legs at the same time?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2008, 05:51:38 AM »
Dear lighthouse - did you have the surgery? How are you?
3/82 - Medial Synovial Plica removal both knees
9/89 - Lateral Release both knees
3/08 - Reinjury left knee hiking Asia Pac
5/08 - Miserable Malalignment diagnosis
4/08 - 9/08 Five doctors diff. opinions
7/08 - 02/09 - In PT, no chg.
4/09 - Dr. 6 opinion femur & tibia derotation together

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Re: Tibial Osteotomy on both legs at the same time?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 12:04:29 PM »
Hello,

Here you could look at video that describes a patient's experience regarding bow legs correction treatment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgw2mkiwNII

Also you could look at video of a patient's interview regarding bow
legs correction treatment in two parts:
Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZBlMEdGNs
Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJyyz7sn6Vc

Dr.Veklich

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Re: Tibial Osteotomy on both legs at the same time?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 12:44:18 AM »
My daughter has been diagnosed with Blount's disease. They're going to do both her legs at the same time, Did you do it?

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Re: Tibial Osteotomy on both legs at the same time?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 04:48:47 AM »
My daughter has been diagnosed with Blount's disease. They're going to do both her legs at the same time, Did you do it?

Hello dear monjua .  How old is your daughter ? Just the tibias lower legs are bowed or maybe and femurs ? I have experience and info about this disease !

Thats good , doing both legs at same time !
Open wedge osteotomy and fixation with plate is not for everyone and can not achieved perfect results and correction. If the deformity of leg is 3 dimensional the better solution it would be correction with external device like ilizarov orthofix etc .
Also it would be neceessary just one operation, puting the device in leg and after achieving the correction removing the device from leg with out surgery .

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