Patient Case History: Madeline

Correction of Valgus Deformity with Knee Replacement, Tibial Osteotomy, and Ankle Fusion


Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Madeline had pain and difficulty walking. A tibial deformity from an old fracture led to disabling arthritis of knee and ankle. This further worsened the deformity.


A two stage surgical approach was used. First, an ankle fusion and correction of the tibial malunion was done with an Ilizarov Taylor Spatial Frame. Second, a total knee replacement was done.


By correcting the deformity in 3 places, the leg is straightened, lengthened, and pain is successfully treated. Her gait is much better.

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