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Dr. CW Ackermann
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Knee Specialist Cape town

Dr Ackermann is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist. He is the Best Hip and Knee Surgeon in Cape town, South Africa. His place of work and practice is at blaauwberg hospital in Cape town, Western Cape. Knee Procedures

Knee Osteotomies

Knee osteotomy is a surgical procedure aimed at realigning and reshaping either the tibia (shinbone) or femur (thighbone) to alleviate pressure on a specific compartment of the knee joint. This intervention is typically employed in cases of early-stage osteoarthritis where damage is localised to one side of the knee joint.

The primary goal of knee osteotomy is to redistribute weight away from the affected area of the knee, thereby reducing pain and improving overall function in individuals with arthritic knees. Osteoarthritis can develop due to misalignment of the knee and leg bones, leading to increased stress on either the inner (medial) or outer (lateral) side of the knee joint.

Over time, this added pressure can contribute to the deterioration of the smooth articular cartilage, which serves as a protective cushion between the bones, resulting in symptoms such as pain and stiffness in the knee. By correcting the alignment through osteotomy, the excessive strain on the damaged compartment can be alleviated, providing relief, and enhancing mobility.

Dr. CW Ackermann plays a crucial role in guiding patients through the diagnosis and treatment process associated with knee osteotomies. Through comprehensive explanations and discussions, Dr. Ackermann ensures that patients have a thorough understanding of their condition and the available management options.

By exploring potential procedures and management solutions tailored to each patient's unique circumstances, Dr. Ackermann empowers individuals to make informed decisions regarding their knee health and well-being. Whether discussing the benefits of knee osteotomy or considering alternative approaches, Dr. Ackermann's patient-centred approach prioritises collaborative decision-making, enabling patients to play an active role in their treatment journey.

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