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Patient Case History: Steven

Correction of congenital leg deformity (valgus) to improve prosthetic wear

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Steven is 30 year old with congenital leg deformity and severe shortening. He has difficulty with prosthetic wear because of the leg deformity.

Steven, Pre-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, congential leg deformity, valgus
Steven, Pre-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, congential leg deformity, valgus
Steven, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, congential leg deformity, valgus

Post-Op

He underwent osteotomy of the tibia and fibula and gradual correction of the deformity and a modest lengthening using the Ilizarov / Taylor Spatial Frame.

Steven, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia and fibula osteotomy, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
Steven, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia and fibula osteotomy, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
Steven, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, tibia and fibula osteotomy, ilizarov/taylor spatial frame

Follow-Up

With the leg straightened and partially lengthened, he is comfortable and functional in the prosthesis. This deformity correction will also protect his knee from developing arthritis.

Steven, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, leg straightened, arthritis prevention
Steven, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, leg straightened, arthritis prevention
Steven, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, leg straightened, arthritis prevention


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