Patient Case History: Michael

Correction of Bilateral Tibial Vara (Bowlegs)


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.


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.


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

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