Patient Case History: Robert

Femur nonunion with deformity and shortening treated with a Blade plate

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Robert is a 50 year old attorney who after a ski accident sustained a proximal femur fracture. After 3 unsuccessful attempts at repair, he was left with pain, shortening, and a bad limp from a recalcitrant nonunion.

Robert, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Femur Nonunion, Deformity
Robert, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Femur Nonunion, Deformity

Post-Op

After a careful plan, the hardware was removed and the nonunion was repaired and the deformity and LLD were corrected with a blade plate. An internal bone stimulator was added to enhance healing potential.

Robert, Post-op thumbnail drawing, Limb Lengthening, Hardware Removed, LLD Corrected, Blade Plate, Internal Bone Stimulator
Robert, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Hardware Removed, LLD Corrected, Blade Plate, Internal Bone Stimulator
Robert, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Hardware Removed, LLD Corrected, Blade Plate, Internal Bone Stimulator

Follow-Up

Bony healing in excellent position. Recovered with excellent function. He has returned to his busy and active lifestyle.

Robert, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Deformity Corrected, Blade Plate
Robert, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, Deformity Corrected, Blade Plate
Robert, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Deformity Corrected, return to active lifestyle
Robert, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Deformity Corrected, return to active lifestyle


Return to Patient Case Histories