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Step by Step: High Tibial Osteotomy by Hemicallotasis

Ajit Kumar Mehta Mangal Parihar

78 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Hemicallotasis is a procedure where the bone (usually upper tibia) is cut through half its width and then the two parts are pulled apart using an external fixator frame. This stimulates new bone to fill the gap, which can be angled to change the forces, usually to avoid pressure on a surface damaged by arthritis. (www.kneeguru.co.uk). This manual is a step by step guide to the process of Hemicallotasis. Beginning with an introduction to the procedure, the following chapters discuss preoperative planning, fixator application and postoperative protocols. A DVD is included illustrating the parts of the fixator and the application technique, as well as an audio-visual presentation to assist practitioners in helping osteoarthritis patients understand their condition and the hemicallotasis procedure.

Author Bio

Ajit Kumar Mehta MBBS D (Ortho) MS (Ortho)
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Center, Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Mangal Parihar MBBS MS (Ortho)
Honorary Associate Professor, Sir JJ Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction (CLLR), Mangal Anand Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India