Patient Case History: Herbert

Internal Lengthening Nail (ISKD device)

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Herbert sustained a femur fracture many years back. This healed in a poor position with deformity and shortening. He had back pain, 4 cm of shortening, and hyperextension of his knee.

Post-Op

An osteotomy of the femur was done to straighten the femur and the ISKD rod was implanted. Gradual lengthening followed without the need for external fixation. After 5 weeks, full lengthening was achieved.

Follow-Up

Final result shows equal leg lengths, no deformity, and full hip and knee mobility.


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