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Patient Case History: Rosa

Ilizarov Hip Reconstruction, Lengthening & Correction of the Femur

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Rosa is a 23 year old woman who had an infection in her hip as a child resulting in complete destruction of her hip. She was missing the head and neck of her femur. This caused her to have 2 inch shortening of the left leg and a severe limp. She was told by many doctors that there was no solution to this problem.

Rosa, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, hip infection, severe limp, completel hip destruction
Rosa, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, hip infection, severe limp, completel hip destruction
Rosa, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, hip infection, severe limp, completel hip destruction
Rosa, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, hip infection, severe limp, completel hip destruction
Rosa, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, hip infection, severe limp, completel hip destruction

Post-Op

We performed an Ilizarov Hip Reconstruction. A proximal femoral osteotomy is done to improve the biomechanics and muscle efficiency of the hip. In addition, a distal femoral osteotomy was done for 2 inches of lengthening and limb realignment.

Rosa, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, ilizarov hip reconstruction, proximal femoral osteotom, femoral osteotomy, limb realignment
Rosa, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, ilizarov hip reconstruction, proximal femoral osteotom, femoral osteotomy, limb realignment

Follow-Up

She now has equal leg lengths and walks without a limp.

Rosa, follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, limb realignment, equal leg lengths, painless, no limp
Rosa, follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, limb realignment, equal leg lengths, painless, no limp
Rosa, follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, limb realignment, equal leg lengths, painless, no limp

Follow-Up

She has painless motion of her hip and knee, and she is very happy.

Rosa, follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, limb realignment, equal leg lengths, painless, no limp
Rosa, follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, limb realignment, equal leg lengths, painless, no limp
Rosa, follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, limb realignment, equal leg lengths, painless, no limp


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