Most patients experience only mild discomfort when they wake up after a knee osteotomy.
Wounds will be dressed with waterproof dressings under the outer bandage. The outer bandage may be removed 24hrs after surgery. The smaller dressing is to remain intact for 7-10 days.
After most osteotomy surgeries, crutches will be required for walking. The osteotome is held with a strong plate and screws that will keep the osteotomy in place. Gradual increase in weight bearing on the leg as discomfort subsides and strength is regained in the knee.
Exercises to Strengthen The Knee
It is important to exercise the knee regularly for several weeks following surgery to strengthen the muscles of the leg and knee. A physiotherapist may help with an exercise program.