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According to a 2008 Centers for Disease Control report, nearly one in two Americans (46%) will develop osteoarthritis of the knee during their lifetimes. Osteoarthritis is a painful condition in which articular cartilage — the firm, rubbery connective tissue that cushions the knee joint as we move — begins to deteriorate.
One procedure that can relieve knee pain for osteoarthritis suffers is called a high tibial osteotomy. This surgical treatment realigns the knee and takes pressure off damaged cartilage. High tibial osteotomy is viewed as a way to prolong the knee and, in turn, postpone the need for knee replacement surgery.
The orthopedics departments of John C. Lincoln Hospitals invite you to watch the following overview of high tibial osteotomy.