Osteotomy surgery restores the normal alignment of the knee, removing pressure on the arthritic or injured area of the knee as a result. An osteotomy can usually significantly delay the need for knee replacement surgery, and in many instances, remove the need for a knee replacement altogether.
The greatly reduced pain patients feel after treatment often means they can return to living normal lifestyles soon after surgery. This can be particularly beneficial to active younger and older patients, including those who play sport regularly.
Professor Adrian Wilson opened The London Knee Osteotomy Centre as a centre of excellence for this type of surgery. He is joined at the Centre by leading international osteotomy expert, Dr Ronald van Heerwaarden and Mr Raghbir Khakha.
Professor Wilson is one of the founding members of the UK Knee Osteotomy Registry (UKKOR), the first national database dedicated to knee realignment (osteotomy) surgery. The Group has data on the results of over 1,000 procedures, the biggest series of its kind in the world.