Patient Case History: Maria

Repair of Tibia Nonunion with Deformity


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.


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.


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

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