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Patient Case History: Nancy

Lengthening and Deformity Correction of a Femur Malunion Using an EBI Monolateral Frame

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Nancy is a 55 year-old woman who broke her leg as a child. She developed shortening and deformity. The valgus (knock-knee deformity) was causing arthritis and pain in her knee and the shortening caused back pain.

Nancy, Pre-op Thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, deformity correction, valgus, knock-knee deformity, arthritis, knee pain
Nancy, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity correction, valgus, knock-knee deformity, arthritis, knee pain

Post-Op

An osteotomy and acute correction of the femur was performed through a percutaneous approach. Gradual lengthening (4 cm) was accomplished with an EBI frame over 2 months to optimize leg lengths. Note the early new bone formation in the gap. Watch animation of procedure.

Nancy, Post-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, femur osteotomy, gradual lengthening, EBI frame
Nancy, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, femur osteotomy, gradual lengthening, EBI frame
Nancy, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, femur osteotomy, gradual lengthening, EBI frame

Follow-Up

The frame was removed after 6 months after complete bone healing. Weightbearing and exercise were encouraged throughout the treatment.

Nancy, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, weightbearing exercise, arthritis prevention, pain relieved
Nancy, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, weightbearing exercise, arthritis prevention, pain relieved
Nancy, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, weightbearing exercise, arthritis prevention, pain relieved
Nancy, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, weightbearing exercise, arthritis prevention, pain relieved
Nancy, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, weightbearing exercise, arthritis prevention, pain relieved


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