Patient Case History: Dino

Joint Salvage Reconstruction of Ankle with Osteotomy and Distraction


Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Dino Crushed his ankle while on duty as a firefighter. Despite initial treatment elsewhere, he developed a severe deformity of the tibia above the ankle (shortening, recurvatum, and varus), and arthritis and contracture of the ankle.


An osteotomy of the tibia and fibula was performed and with a TSF, gradual correction of both the bony deformity and the ankle contracture was done simultaneously.


With correction of the deformity and distraction, the ankle joint was optimized.


This joint preservation approach allowed Dino to return to active duty as a firefighter.