Patient Case History: Luis

Proximal Tibial Osteotomy for Correction of Deformity

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Luis is 30 year old mailman who fractured his tibia in a baseball game 10 years back. He developed arthritis in the knee, and also had a varus, flexion, and internal rotation deformity of his proximal tibia. He experienced pain.

Luis, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, fractured tibia, arthritis of the knee, varus, flexion, internal rotation deformity proximal tibia
Luis, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, fractured tibia, arthritis of the knee, varus, flexion, internal rotation deformity proximal tibia
Luis, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, fractured tibia, arthritis of the knee, varus, flexion, internal rotation deformity proximal tibia
Luis, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, fractured tibia, arthritis of the knee, varus, flexion, internal rotation deformity proximal tibia

Post-Op

We performed an osteotomy of his proximal tibia and applied a Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial frame to match his deformity.

Luis, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame
Luis, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame

Follow-Up

Adjustments of the frame led to correction of his deformity and decreased pressure on the arthritic side of the joint. He now has a straight leg with no pain.

Luis, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention
Luis, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy proximal tibia, ilizarov taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, arthritis prevention


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