Patient Case History: Colleen

Double Level Tibial Osteotomy and Joint Replacement for Correction of Deformity and Shortening

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Colleen is 45 and at age 10 was diagnosed with a bone tumor (ABC). This was treated with radiation which damaged her growth plate causing shortening. She had 4 cm of discrepancy, a stiff knee with valgus deformity, and equinovarus deformity of the foot and ankle.

Post-Op

The first stage of treatment involved a double level tibia osteotomy to partially correct the knee valgus and to correct the equinovarus deformity of the foot and ankle. Watch animation of procedure.

Follow-Up

The second stage of treatment involved a distal femur and knee replacement to complete the correction of the deformity and leg length discrepancy and remove irradiated bone that was at risk for becoming cancer.


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