Patient Case History: James

Stature Lengthening

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
James has hypochondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. We performed a lengthening and then nailing (LATN) technique of both lower legs.

James, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, hypochondroplasia, dwarfism
James, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, hypochondroplasia, dwarfism

Post-Op

Osteotomies of both tibiae and fibulae were performed and frames were applied. Distraction daily resulted in 2.5 inches (6cm) of increased height over 3 months. The frames were then removed and intramedullary nails were inserted to support the new bone growth as the healing progressed. Watch animation of procedure.

James, post op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, osteotomies, LATN technique
James, post op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, osteotomies, LATN technique
James, post op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, osteotomies, LATN technique
James, post op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, osteotomies, LATN technique
James, post op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, osteotomies, LATN technique

Follow-Up

He was walking without assistance 3 months later and with the bones fully healed.

James, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism
James, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism
James, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism
James, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism
James, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism
James, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism
James, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Stature Lengthening, dwarfism


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