Proximal fibular osteotomy (PFO) is a simple, innovative surgical procedure that’s fast becoming the go-to pain relief solution for knee osteoarthritis patients. It’s less invasive than other prevalent surgical procedures recommended for the same medical conditions, highly effective in treating knee pain and improving the patients’ quality of life, easy to perform and has a relatively short post-surgery recovery period.
Who’s it meant for?
If you’re affected by medial compartment osteoarthritis and suffering from debilitating knee pain that’s affecting your ability to walk and engage in even basic physical activity, you might want to consult your doctor about Proximal fibular osteotomy. Total knee arthroplasty has been one of the most recommended treatments for osteoarthritis in elderly patients. For younger patients ailed by Varus knee deformity, High tibial osteotomy (HTO) and Unicondylar knee replacement (also known as partial knee replacement) have remained the physicians’ go-to solutions for long. These procedures, in addition to being rather invasive, require lengthy recovery periods, and pose restrictions on weight bearing and even on physical activity. In Proximal fibular osteotomy, you have a novel alternative to these popular surgical procedures, with proven success rate, minus the complications that can arise with the prevalent treatments.
What to expect from a Proximal Fibular Osteotomy?
Proximal fibular osteotomy is a cost-effective procedure requiring a shorter recovery span than other conventional surgeries. Patients can expect reduced knee pain within days of undergoing the procedure, and total pain relief in the following months. They can also look forward to becoming more active and self-sufficient than they’ve been in years, to a happier, pain free future.
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