Patient Case History: Carol

Lengthening and deformity correction in fibrous dysplasia with osteotomy and hip replacement

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Carol has a 14 cm leg length discrepancy and severe deformity from fibrous dysplasia. The tibia is in valgus and external rotation. The hip is stiff, arthritic, and fixed in an adduction position.

Carol, Pre-Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, deformity, correction in fibrous dyspalsia
Carol, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity, correction in fibrous dyspalsia
Carol, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity, correction in fibrous dyspalsia
Carol, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, deformity, correction in fibrous dyspalsia

Post-Op

She was treated with a total hip replacement and a 2 level tibial osteotomy to correct her deformities.

Carol, Post-Op Thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, 2 level tibial osteotomy
Carol, Post-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, total hip replacement, 2 level tibial osteotomy
Carol, Post-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, total hip replacement, 2 level tibial osteotomy

Follow-Up

With complete correction of all deformities, she has gained a large amount of length. Her hip is mobile and her legs are straight.

Carol, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, returned to activities, deformities corrected
Carol, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, returned to activities, deformities corrected
Carol, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, returned to activities, deformities corrected
Carol, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, returned to activities, deformities corrected


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