High Tibial Osteotomy
What is HTO?
A high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a surgical procedure in which the bent bone around your knee(upper part of leg) is cut and the angulation corrected in such a way as to realign the knee joint.
In some patients with knee arthritis their leg is not straight. Leg is bowed inwards near knee joint because of which their weight gets transmitted through inside of the knee joint. As a result inner part of your knee gets more and more worn out resulting in arthritis. HTO helps in realigning the weight bearing axis of the lower limb to the better/less damaged part of your knee. This helps in reducing the pain of arthritis.
Correction of arthritic Bow legs by High Tibial Osteotomy