Knee Brace: The knee brace should be used at all times when moving around for the first 4 weeks to protect the osteotomy site. The hinges on the brace should be locked with the leg out straight when walking as the bone has been weakened by the procedure. The hinges may be unlocked when sitting and free flexion is allowed out of the splint when resting or in bed. The brace may be removed at night as comfort and confidence allows.
Weight bearing: Partial weight bearing as tolerated is allowed in the brace with the aid of crutches for the first 4 WEEKS.
At the 4-week follow-up appointment: If X-rays are satisfactory, the brace is removed and full weight bearing is allowed.