RisksBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Risks of knee osteotomy may include:
July 26, 2014
- Infection in the bone or in the surrounding soft tissues
- Failure of the pieces of bone to knit together
- Injuries to nerves or blood vessels around the knee
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