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Patient Case History: James

Tibia Lengthening and Correction in a Child (pediatric) After Growth Plate Injury

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
James fractured his tibia and injured the growth plate. He had an external rotation and varus deformity as well as 3 cm of shortening.

James, Pre-op thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, injured growth plate, external rotation, varus deformity
James, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, injured growth plate, external rotation, varus deformity
James, Pre-op thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, injured growth plate, external rotation, varus deformity

Post-Op

We did a double level tibia and fibula osteotomy using a Taylor Spatial Frame for gradual lengthening and correction.

James, Post-op thumbnail image, limb lengthening, double level tibia/fibula osteotomy, taylor spatial frame
James, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, double level tibia/fibula osteotomy, taylor spatial frame
James, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, double level tibia/fibula osteotomy, taylor spatial frame

Follow-Up

End result: equal leg lengths and correction of all deformity.

James, Follow up thumbnail image, limb lengthening, equal leg lengths, deformity corrected
James, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, equal leg lengths, deformity corrected
James, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, equal leg lengths, deformity corrected


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