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Osteotomy

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Osteo-arthritis knee: Osteotomy

Medial knee osteo-arthritis may occur in patients with varus leg alignment. An osteotomy may be a good treatment in active, young patients. Illustrated is a case of a 49-year old heavy laborer.

I had a serious osteo-arthritits of my knee. I discussed the possible options with  dr. Janssen. He suggested an osteotomy of my leg as treatment for my knee disorder. Surgery took place in May 2010. I was comforted by the updates during the surgery by dr. Janssen as well as the good aftercare by the nursing staff. Rehabilitation has taken about 4 months, with crutches in the first few weeks after surgery. I went back to work progressively after 4 months.
The plate and screws have been removed by dr. Janssen after my bone healed. This took place in September 2011. At this moment (October 2011), I am training in a rehabilitation program and expect to return to work shortly.
I am very satisfied with the results as well as the treatment by dr. Janssen. He has given me confidence and it was all worthwhile. I can live without knee pain and perform my heavy labor job. 


RPA Janssen, MD PhD Prof
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
Orthopedic Center Máxima
Máxima Medical Center (MMC)

Visiting adress MMC Eindhoven:
Ds. Th. Fliednerstraat 1
Ingang Zuid
5631 BM  Eindhoven
The Netherlands 
(outpatient clinic and surgery)

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De Run 4600
5504 DB  Veldhoven
The Netherlands
(Outpatient clinic)

Mail adress:
Postbus 90052
5600 PD  Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 (0)40 88 88 600
(Call center Orthopedie)

Fax: 0031 (0)40 88 85 938
www.rpajanssen.com 

Links:
Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
Máxima Medical Center
Eindhoven University of Technology
Fontys University of Applied Sciences
 

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