An osteotomy is any surgery that cuts and reshapes bone. Osteotomies are often performed to repair a damaged joint, or correct bone deformities. This can help to realign the joints, improve function, and reduce pain. The goal of an osteotomy is to preserve your normal joint anatomy and delay the need for a joint replacement for as long as possible.
There are many types of osteotomies, including:
- Hip osteotomy
- Knee osteotomy
- Spine osteotomy
- Toe osteotomy