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Patient Case History: Claudia

Ankle Distraction and Osteotomy for Arthritis and Deformity

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Claudia had ankle trauma that resulted in post-traumatic arthritis and varus deformity. She experienced pain and stiffness.

Claudia, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, post-traumatic arthritis, varus deformity
Claudia, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, post-traumatic arthritis, varus deformity

Post-Op

We performed a distal tibia and fibula osteotomy to correct the varus deformity ... and a simultaneous ankle distraction for the arthritis.

Claudia, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, distal tibia and fibula osteotomy
Claudia, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, distal tibia and fibula osteotomy
Claudia, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, distal tibia and fibula osteotomy
Claudia, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, distal tibia and fibula osteotomy

Follow-Up

Two years later, she has minimal pain, good mobility ... and a much wider joint space on x-ray.

Read an article about this case published in the medical journal Techniques of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Claudia, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, minimal pain, arthritis prevention
Claudia, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, minimal pain, arthritis prevention
Claudia, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, minimal pain, arthritis prevention
Claudia, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, minimal pain, arthritis prevention
Claudia, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, minimal pain, arthritis prevention


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