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Distal Femoral Osteotomy Treatment

A painful osteoarthritic knee in a patient is one of the most difficult problems to manage non-surgically and can be tremendously painful. Initially, all patients seeking knee injury treatment should be treated conservatively; however, when pain worsens as the osteoarthritis progresses, surgical treatment should be considered to alleviate the pain and to restore proper function. Dr. Jonathan Glashow is one of New York’s Best Orthopedic Surgeons that treats distal femoral osteotomy.

Please note: A doctor’s referral is NOT necessary from a General Practitioner to see our sports medicine or orthopedic surgery specialists for a consultation, 2nd opinion, or for treatment at our orthopedic practice – including distal femoral osteotomy knee surgery.

We offer full out of network insurance benefits (we will contact your insurance company and submit for you). You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

There are two major types of osteoarthritis in the middle–aged or younger athlete: post–traumatic and non–traumatic. Post–traumatic osteoarthritis occurs in patients who have had a previous knee injury as a young adult and may have had their meniscus, or part of it removed surgically. Non–traumatic osteoarthritis occurs in patients who have not had a previous knee injury and in whom the osteoarthritis is strongly genetically determined. The best in class NYC orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Glashow routinely successfully perform Distal Femoral Osteotomy.

Osteotomy literally means “bending of the bone.” In a distal femoral knee osteotomy, either the tibia (shinbone) or femur (thighbone) is cut by our best on class NYC orthopedic surgeon and then reshaped to relieve pressure on the knee-joint. Knee osteotomy is typically performed when you have early-stage osteoarthritis that has damaged just one side of the knee joint. By shifting your weight off of the damaged side of the joint, an osteotomy can relieve pain and significantly improve function in your arthritic knee. Osteotomy surgery is essentially an operation performed by our NYC orthopedic surgeon whereby a bone is cut to shorten, lengthen, or change its alignment to alleviate pain and restore function.

Distal femoral osteotomy Diagnostic tests, treatments and consultations can often be carried out on the same day. We offer true concierge medicine to all patients.. Our NYC orthopedic knee surgery orthopedic surgeons have the ability to see our knee injury patients immediately; same day, nights and weekend and offer emergency services.

Distal Femoral Knee Osteotomy has three goals:

  1. To transfer weight from the arthritic part of the knee to a healthier area
  2. To correct poor knee alignment
  3. To prolong the life span of the knee-joint

Femoral osteotomies may be indicated for patients with:

  • Painful arthritis involving the outside or lateral part of the knee
  • Persistent lateral knee pain after meniscus removal or cartilage surgery
  • Younger patients with significant knock-kneed or valgus deformities
  • Painful and significant damage as a result of a sports injury

If you are an out of town patient seeking our orthopedic surgeon’s best in class sports medicine diagnostic and surgery services, please review the following link for travel information to our New York practice: Out of town travel information.

Our orthopedic surgeons pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care before,during, and after your Distal Femoral Osteotomy orthopedic surgery. Our philosophy of direct orthopedic surgeon to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected orthopedic surgery practices in NYC. Please feel free to contact our Orthopedic Surgery practice for more information.

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