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Patient Case History: Marcel

Tibial Lengthening and Deformity Correction

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Marcel suffered a tibia fracture and was treated in a cast. The bone healed with 2 cm of shortening and deformity (10 degrees valgus and 10 degrees of external rotation). He had back pain and felt off-balance.

Marcel, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture, deformity shortening, back pain

Post-Op

We performed an osteotomy for lengthening and deformity correction and applied an Ilizarov/Taylor-Spatial Frame. After one month of frame adjustment, the lengthening and deformity correction were complete.

Marcel, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture, osteotomy lengthening, deformity correction, ilizarov/taylor-spatial frame
Marcel, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture, osteotomy lengthening, deformity correction, ilizarov/taylor-spatial frame
Marcel, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture, osteotomy lengthening, deformity correction, ilizarov/taylor-spatial frame

Follow-Up

The bone was healed at 4 months and the frame was removed. He is very pleased with the deformity correction and the length equalization and is back to all of his activities.

Marcel, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, bone healed, deformity correction, length equalization
Marcel, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, bone healed, deformity correction, length equalization
Marcel, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, bone healed, deformity correction, length equalization


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