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Patient Case History: Andrew

Femoral Osteotomy to Correct Valgus Deformity

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Andrew has a valgus (knock-knee) deformity of the left knee associated with lateral joint degeneration and pain.

Andrew, Pre-Op thumbnail Image, Valgus Deformity, Knock Knee, Limb Lengthening
Andrew, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Valgus Deformity, Knock Knee, Limb Lengthening
Andrew, Pre-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Valgus Deformity, Knock Knee, Limb Lengthening

Post-Op

He underwent an osteotomy of the distal femur and acute correction of the deformity using an EBI monolateral frame. The surgery was percutaneous (minimally invasive). Full weight bearing was allowed immediately. The bone was fully healed and the frame was removed after 3 months.

Andrew, Post-Op thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy, distal femur, minimally invasive surgery
Andrew, Post-Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy, distal femur, minimally invasive surgery
Andrew, Post-Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, osteotomy, distal femur, minimally invasive surgery

Follow-Up

Undue stress has been removed from the lateral joint compartment of the knee and his pain is improved and progression of arthritis will be slowed. Andrew is very happy with his straight leg.

Andrew, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, undue stress removed from lateral joint compartment of the knee
Andrew, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, undue stress removed from lateral joint compartment of the knee
Andrew, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, undue stress removed from lateral joint compartment of the knee
Andrew, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, undue stress removed from lateral joint compartment of the knee
Andrew, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, undue stress removed from lateral joint compartment of the knee
Andrew, Follow up thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, undue stress removed from lateral joint compartment of the knee


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