Patient Case History: Philip

Lengthening and then Nailing (LATN) of a Femur Malunion

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Philip had a deformity (20 degrees varus, external rotation) and shortening (3.2 cm) of his femur. His problems included feeling off balance and back pain.

Post-Op

Acute correction of his deformity was accomplished percutaneously and then gradual lengthening was done with a monolateral frame. After three weeks an intramedullary rod was inserted and the frame was removed. 

Follow-Up

Complete deformity correction, leg length equalization, and rapid bony healing were accomplished. Now, Philip has no deformity and is symmetrical.

Follow-Up

The rod was subsequently removed.


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