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High Tibial Osteotomy

High Tibial Osteotomy

A high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a surgical procedure often associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

“Osteo” means bone.  “Otomy” means to cut.  So an osteotomy is a cutting of the bone.  Osteotomies are usually used to correct angulations of bones.  In the case of unicompartmental osteoarthritis, the surgery requires that a wedge of bone is removed from beneath the affected compartment.