Patient Case History: Sean

Lengthening and deformity correction of a femur malunion

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Sean was hit by a car a few years back. Fracture of his femur healed with valgus deformity and 6cm of shortening.

Sean, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, fractured femur, valgus, deformity
Sean, Pre-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, fractured femur, valgus, deformity

Post-Op

We performed an osteotomy (bone cut) of the femur and applied a monolateral frame to his leg to match the deformity. Gradual lengthening of 1mm daily led to a 6cm lengthening and correction of his deformity.

Sean, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, osteotomy, femur osteotomy, monolateral frame, gradual lengthening
Sean, Post-op thumbnail image, limb lengthening, osteotomy, femur osteotomy, monolateral frame, gradual lengthening
Sean, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, osteotomy, femur osteotomy, monolateral frame, gradual lengthening
Sean, Post-op thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, osteotomy, femur osteotomy, monolateral frame, gradual lengthening

Follow-Up

He was in his frame for 6 months. Excellent bone healing occurred. He is very happy with his deformity and length correction.

Sean, Follow up thumbnail image, limb lengthening, deformity corrected, leg lengthened, correction of femur malunion
Sean, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, deformity corrected, leg lengthened, correction of femur malunion
Sean, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, limb lengthening, deformity corrected, leg lengthened, correction of femur malunion


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