High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) Orthopedic Knee Surgeon
An HTO (Hight Tibial Osteotomy): iBalance is a surgical orthopedic procedure performed in the knee correct damage caused by osteoarthritis (the most common form of arthritis that affects millions of people) or a physical deformity. A tibial osteotomy is performed when only one side of your knee shows damage. Dr. Jonathan Glashow, a NYC board certified orthopedic surgeon, will adjust the alignment of your lower leg (tibia) and knee so your body weight is shifted toward a healthier part of the cartilage of your knee alleviating your pain or to correct a deformity.
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 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.
Diagnostic tests, treatments (oftentimes surgery) and consultations can often be carried out on the same day. We offer true concierge medicine to all patients. We have the ability to see our patients immediately; same day, nights and weekend and offer emergency services.
In this highly specialized knee surgery, the orthopedic surgeon removes or adds a wedge of bone (or a medical implant) to your upper shinbone (tibia) or lower thighbone (femur). This helps shift your body weight off the damaged portion of your knee joint to restore balance physically and visually.
The “iBalance” system developed by Arthrexmedical devices is an alternative option to traditional metal plates and screws. Rather the device is an implant and anchors into position as opposed to being “screwed” into position. The Arthrex implant device for tibial osteotomy has become the gold standard device for this surgical procedure. With the iBalance system you can expect many years of pain relief.
The main goal of osteotomy is to change alignment, in order to decrease the pain associated with arthritis and thereby improve knee function, as well as slow the progression of arthritis. This orthopedic surgery is usually performed on patients who are younger and more active, such as athletes, than older patients who would inevitable require knee replacement surgery.
Tibial osteotomy usually results in significant pain relief and marked improvement in function. If a patient is seeking this surgical procedure for arthritis, please note that there is no cure for arthritis, and osteotomy does not reverse arthritis but rather slows progression.
Patients with bowed legs can develop unicompartmental knee arthritis, as the incorrect alignment causes improper balance of weight. This can impair walking and physical activities and result in joint pain. If you or your loved one is bowed legged – this procedure provides great pain relief, restores balance and confidence.
Diagnostic tests, treatments, and consultations can often be carried out on the same day. We offer true concierge medicine to all patients. We have the ability to see our patients immediately; same day, nights and weekend and offer emergency services.
Reasons People Seek Treatment with HTO (Hight Tibial Osteotomy): iBalance
- Persistent pain
- Impaired flexibility at the knee
- Impaired knee strength
- Impaired function related to sports
- Impaired gait
Our orthopedic surgeons pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care before,during, and after your HTO (Hight Tobial Osteotomy): iBalance 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. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Glashow.