Patient Case History: Boyd

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

Pre-Op

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.

Boyd, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture infection, deformity, genu varum, bowleg
Boyd, Pre-op thumnbail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture infection, deformity, genu varum, bowleg
Boyd, Pre-op thumnbail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia fracture infection, deformity, genu varum, bowleg

Post-Op

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

Boyd, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, percutaneous osteotomy, ilizarov/ taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, correction of genu varum
Boyd, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, percutaneous osteotomy, ilizarov/ taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, correction of genu varum
Boyd, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, percutaneous osteotomy, ilizarov/ taylor spatial frame, deformity correction, correction of genu varum

Follow-Up

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.

Boyd, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, alignment, pain-free, arthritis progression slowed
Boyd, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, alignment, pain-free, arthritis progression slowed
Boyd, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, alignment, pain-free, arthritis progression slowed
Boyd, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, alignment, pain-free, arthritis progression slowed
Boyd, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, alignment, pain-free, arthritis progression slowed
Boyd, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity corrected, alignment, pain-free, arthritis progression slowed


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