Patient Case History: Maria

Repair of Tibia Nonunion with Deformity

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Maria has brittle diabetes, is blind, and has neuropathy. This led to a tibia fracture that failed to heal and deformed. She was unable to walk.

Maria, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, brittle diabetes, blind, neuropathy, deformity
Maria, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, brittle diabetes, blind, neuropathy, deformity

Post-Op

We applied a frame and gradually distracted through the stiff nonunion to correct the deformity. Maria did her own frame adjustments. Surgical exposure of the nonunion and bone grafting was not needed. Watch animation of procedure.

Maria, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, repair of tibia nonunion, correction of deformity
Maria, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, repair of tibia nonunion, correction of deformity
Maria, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, repair of tibia nonunion, correction of deformity

Follow-Up

This was fully healed by 4.5 months and Maria and Henry resumed their active schedule.

Maria, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, repair of tibia nonunion, correction of deformity, returned to active schedule
Maria, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, repair of tibia nonunion, correction of deformity, returned to active schedule
Maria, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, repair of tibia nonunion, correction of deformity, returned to active schedule


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