Patient Case History: Jeanne

Bone transport for infected tibial nonunion/ bone defect


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.


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


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


Infection was eradicated.

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