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Patient Case History: Alyssa

Metatarsal Lengthening

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
She was born with a short fourth toe. This caused discomfort and she was displeased with the appearance.

Alyssa, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity
Alyssa, Pre-op thumbnail image, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity

Post-Op

Early post-op:
The bone was cut (osteotomy) and a frame was applied for gradual lengthening. The MTP joint was pinned to prevent dislocation.

Subsequent post-op:
The bone was lengthened as new bone regenerated in the gap.

Alyssa, Post-op thumbnail image, limb lengthening, osteotomy, MTP Joint, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity
Alyssa, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, osteotomy, MTP Joint, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity
Alyssa, Post-op thumbnail image, limb lengthening, osteotomy, MTP Joint, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity
Alyssa, Post-op thumbnail image, limb lengthening, osteotomy, MTP Joint, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity
Alyssa, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, osteotomy, MTP Joint, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity

Follow-Up

Healed... and symmetrical.

Alyssa, Follow up thumbnail image, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity corrected
Alyssa, Follow up thumbnail image, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity corrected
Alyssa, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity corrected

Follow-Up

Alyssa, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity corrected
Alyssa, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, limb lengthening, Metatarsal Lengthening, foot deformity corrected


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