Joint Conservation

Joint protection is a self-management approach that aims to maintain functional ability through altering working methods and movement patterns of affected joints, using assistive devices and pacing activities. Joint protection is a proven strategy to help you manage rheumatoid arthritis pain and perform daily activities more easily. Arthritic joints can't tolerate as much stress as healthy joints.

Energy conservation and joint protection techniques are suggested for persons with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or any other joint-compromising disorder.

Types of Joint Conservation

HTO [ High Tibial Osteotomy]

High tibial osteotomy (HTO) is a widely performed procedure to treat medial knee arthrosis. In general, published studies on HTO report good long-term results with a correct patient selection and a precise surgical technique. The ideal candidate for an HTO is a middle aged patient (60 to 65 years of age), with isolated medial osteoarthritis, with good range of motion and without ligamentous instability.

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PTO [Proximal Tibial Osteotomy]

Proximal Tibial Osteotomy (PTO), which can be performed using various techniques, is a common procedure for the treatment of medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee. Whichever technique is used, the level at which the osteotomy is performed is a significant factor in any changes in biomechanics and for potential problems in future surgery.

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