Patient Case History: Boyd

Tibial Osteotomy for Genu Varum (bowleg) Using Ilizarov Taylor Spatial Frame


Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Boyd had an open tibia fracture that became infected and required a flap. This healed with a large deformity causing him difficulty walking and pain.


A percutaneous osteotomy was done and an Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial frame was used for gradual correction of the deformity. Watch animation of procedure.


At 4 months, he is all healed and pain-free because his alignment is corrected. At 6 months, there is no pain and progression of arthritis is slowed.

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