Patient Case History: Nicole

Correction of a Foot Deformity

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Nicole is a young woman born with sacral agenesis. This caused deformities of her feet. She has had many previous surgeries but still has a severe deformity of her left foot making walking and shoe wear difficult.

Nicole, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity
Nicole, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity
Nicole, Pre-op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity
Nicole, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity

Pre-Op

The deformity is valgus, pronation, and external rotation.

Nicole, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity
Nicole, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity

Post-Op

A minimally invasive osteotomy (bone cut) was made, and a frame was applied to match her foot deformity. Gradual adjustment of the frame over a few weeks straightened her foot. She was able to walk and bear weight during this treatment.

Nicole, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity, minimally invasive osteotomy
Nicole, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity, minimally invasive osteotomy

Follow-Up

The frame was removed at 3 months and there is correction of the deformity and bone healing of the osteotomy.

Nicole, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed
Nicole, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed
Nicole, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed
Nicole, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed

Follow-Up

Nicole, Follow up thumbnail of an  x-ray, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed
Nicole, Follow up thumbnail of an  x-ray, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed
Nicole, Follow up thumbnail of an  x-ray, Limb Lengthening, sacral agnesis, foot deformity corrected, bone healed


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