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Patient Case History: Ayaka

Ankle distraction for arthritis and AVN of talus

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
She sustained a dislocation of the talus and subsequently developed pain and avascular necrosis of the talus.

Ayaka, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, Arthritis, Avascular necrosis of the talus
Ayaka, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, Arthritis, Avascular necrosis of the talus
Ayaka, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, Arthritis, Avascular necrosis of the talus

Post-Op

After ankle distraction, pressure was removed from the talus allowing it to regenerate.

Ayaka, Post-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, Arthritis, ankle distraction
Ayaka, Post-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, Arthritis, ankle distraction
Ayaka, Post-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Ankle Distraction, Arthritis, ankle distraction

Post-Op

Ankle motion is encouraged while in the frame. Several weeks into the distraction, one can see signs of osteopenia and revascularization of the talus and the absence of collapse.

Ayaka, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteopenia, revascularization of the talus, absence of collapse
Ayaka, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteopenia, revascularization of the talus, absence of collapse
Ayaka, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteopenia, revascularization of the talus, absence of collapse

Follow-Up

Six months after frame removal, there is no collapse of the talus and an improved ankle joint space.

Ayaka, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, improved ankle joint space, talus improvement
Ayaka, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, improved ankle joint space, talus improvement


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