Patient Case History: Ian

Bone Transport for Reconstruction of a 17cm Bone Defect After Tumor Resection

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Ian was diagnosed with a low grade osteosarcoma and underwent resection of 17 cm of his tibia.

Ian, Pre Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, low grade osteosarcoma in his tibia
Ian, Pre Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, low grade osteosarcoma in his tibia
Ian, Pre Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, low grade osteosarcoma in his tibia
Ian, Pre Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, low grade osteosarcoma in his tibia

Post-Op

 A trifocal bone transport was done to reconstruct the bone defect. Lengthening osteotomies were made at proximal and distal tibia. Note the progression of transport.

Ian, Post Op thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, trifocal bone transport was done
Ian, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, trifocal bone transport was done
Ian, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, trifocal bone transport was done
Ian, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, trifocal bone transport was done
Ian, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, trifocal bone transport was done

Post-Op

At the end of bone transport, there are 2 areas of bone lengthening and no bone defect. 

Ian, Post Op thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, 2 areas of bone lengthening, no bone defect
Ian, Post Op thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, 2 areas of bone lengthening, no bone defect
Ian, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, 2 areas of bone lengthening, no bone defect
Ian, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, 2 areas of bone lengthening, no bone defect

Follow-Up

Ian had a rod inserted to support the new bone. He is doing well and is leading an active lifestyle.

Ian, Follow up thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, rod inserted to support new bone
Ian, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, rod inserted to support new bone
Ian, Follow up thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, rod inserted to support new bone

Follow-Up

Ian, Follow up thumbnail Image, limb lengthening, rod inserted to support new bone
Ian, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, rod inserted to support new bone
Ian, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray Image, limb lengthening, rod inserted to support new bone


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