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osteotomy

[‚äs·tē′äd·ə·mē]
(medicine)
Surgical division of a bone.
Making a section of a bone for the purpose of correcting a deformity.

Osteotomy

 

the surgical transection of bone to correct a deformity or to reposition a dislocation. Osteotomy can be linear, transverse, oblique, or curved. It is an open operation in which an incision just large enough to introduce the cutting instrument—an osteotome, chisel, saw, or ultrasonic osteotome—is made in the soft tissues under general or local anesthesia.

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In our study, we conclude by saying that lateral closed wedge osteotomy and fixation with plate is a safe and effective technique with satisfactory results in cubitus varus deformity.
Opening wedge osteotomy is indicated in early, medium and advanced arthritis, in the older group, up to 70 years, and also if a large correction is needed.
Malunited Colles' fractures: correction with a biplanar closing wedge osteotomy.
In our series two cases underwent lateral closing wedge osteotomy for the correction of deformity.
Coventry (38) performed a varus closing wedge osteotomy in 31 patients for painful lateral compartment OA in valgus knees.
25,26) The lateral closing wedge osteotomy is the most popular method for varus deformities of more than 12[degrees]; however, other options, such as the medial opening wedge, dome type, and supracondylar femoral osteotomy, are available to address more extensive deformities.