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Patient Case History: Michael

Correction of Bilateral Tibial Vara (Bowlegs)

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Michael has had bowlegs since childhood. He developed pain on the inside part of both of his knees that prevented him from keeping active. This mal-alignment put him at risk for developing arthritis.

Michael, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, Bilateral Tibial Vara, Mal-alignment
Michael, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, Bilateral Tibial Vara, Mal-alignment
Michael, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, Bilateral Tibial Vara, Mal-alignment

Post-Op

We approached the right side first with a gradual opening wedge correction. He was quite active while in the frame for 3 months. The left side followed with a similar smooth course. An acute neutral wedge correction was done. Time in frame was 3 months.

Michael, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, gradual opening correction, correction of deformity
Michael, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, gradual opening correction, correction of deformity
Michael, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, gradual opening correction, correction of deformity
Michael, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, gradual opening correction, correction of deformity

Follow-Up

With his legs straightened, he no longer has pain on the inside of his knees and he is protected from developing knee arthritis.

Michael, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, deformity corrected, slowed arthritis
Michael, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Bowlegs, deformity corrected, slowed arthritis


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