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'Realignment' surgery could prevent knee replacements

Research from Western University in London, Ont. shows that High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) surgeries - knee realignments - should be performed more often.

"It may be a procedure that is underused and undervalued," says Codie Primeau, a Western physical therapy PhD student and lead author on the study.

Patients in the early stages of osteoarthritis could find no need to have a full knee replacement if the procedure is done.

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