Corrective Osteotomy

Corrective Osteotomy is a surgical procedure in veterinary medicine to correct bone deformities or misalignments in pets, restoring proper function and mobility.

Corrective Osteotomy

What is Corrective Osteotomy?

This procedure is to correct bone deformities or misalignments in pets. During the procedure, the affected bone is carefully cut and repositioned to achieve proper alignment. This correction helps to restore normal function and mobility to the affected limb or joint. The ultimate goal of this procedure is to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance the pet’s overall quality of life.

Signs of needed procedure

  • Visible deformities or abnormalities in the bones or joints.
  • Lameness or limping that persists despite conservative treatment.
  • Difficulty or reluctance to bear weight on one or more limbs.
  • Pain or discomfort, especially during movement or palpation of the affected area.
  • Noticeable changes in gait or mobility, such as favoring one limb or exhibiting an abnormal stance.
  • Joint instability or recurrent dislocations.
  • Developmental abnormalities, such as angular limb deformities, that affect normal limb function.
  • Fractures that have healed in a malaligned position or resulted in limb deformity.


This typically involves physical examination, X-rays to visualize bone issues, and sometimes advanced imaging like CT scans. These help assess the extent of bone deformities or misalignments, guiding the surgical approach for correction.


After surgery pet’s there’s typically a period of postoperative care and rehabilitation. This may involve managing pain, restricting activity to allow for healing, and engaging in physical therapy to regain strength and mobility. Most pets experience improved function and reduced pain following surgery, with many returning to normal activities within a few weeks to months. Regular monitoring by the veterinarian is crucial to ensure proper healing and address any potential complications.