Patient Case History: Jeanne

Bone transport for infected tibial nonunion/ bone defect

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
She developed an infection and a tibial nonunion above the ankle. This required removal of dead infected bone. The ankle joint was preserved.

Jeanne, Pre-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, infected tibial nonunion, bone defect
Jeanne, Pre-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, infected tibial nonunion, bone defect
Jeanne, Pre-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, infected tibial nonunion, bone defect

Post-Op

An Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame was used for bone transport. Gradual lengthening of a proximal tibial osteotomy led to reconstruction of the defect.

Jeanne, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame, proximal tibial osteotomy
Jeanne, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame, proximal tibial osteotomy
Jeanne, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame, proximal tibial osteotomy
Jeanne, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame, proximal tibial osteotomy
Jeanne, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame, proximal tibial osteotomy
Jeanne, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame, proximal tibial osteotomy

Follow-Up

A 9 cm proximal tibia lengthening and complete healing of the distal tibia nonunion was achieved.

Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail X-ray, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthening
Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthening
Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthening
Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthening

Follow-Up

Infection was eradicated.

Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthened, infection eradicated
Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthened, infection eradicated
Jeanne, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, proximal tibia lengthened, infection eradicated


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