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Patient Case History: Eve

Radius Lengthening for Wrist Deformity Correction

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Eve broke her wrist a few years ago and injured the growth plate. As a result, she developed a wrist deformity with pain. Note the shortening and deformity of the radius.

Eve, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Wrist Deformity, Injured Growth Plate
Eve, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Wrist Deformity, Injured Growth Plate
Eve, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Wrist Deformity, Injured Growth Plate

Post-Op

The radius was gradually lengthened and straightened with an Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame. Bone graft and internal implants were not needed.

Eve, Post-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, radius lengthened, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame, wrist deformity correction
Eve, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, radius lengthened, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame, wrist deformity correction
Eve, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, radius lengthened, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame, wrist deformity correction

Follow-Up

The frame was removed after 2 1/2 months.

Eve, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, wrist deformity correction, pediatrics
Eve, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, wrist deformity correction, pediatrics
Eve, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, wrist deformity correction, pediatrics

Follow-Up

Full correction was achieved.

Eve, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, wrist deformity correction, pediatrics
Eve, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, wrist deformity correction, pediatrics
Eve, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, wrist deformity correction, pediatrics


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