Patient Case History: Zaida

Correction of Bowlegs with TSF

Preop

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Zaida was unhappy with her bowleg deformities. She was experiencing pain in her knees and was concerned about developing arthritis in the future.

Zaida, Pre Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, Bowleg deformity, Arthritis Prevention

Postop

Staged bilateral tibia and fibula osteotomies were done (separated by 6 weeks) and corrections were done gradually with the TSF.

Zaida, Post Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, bilateral tibia and fibula osteotomies
Zaida, Post Op thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, bilateral tibia and fibula osteotomies
Zaida, Post Op thumbnail of an x-ray Image, Limb Lengthening, bilateral tibia and fibula osteotomies

Follow-Up

Total time in frames was 5 months. Her legs are straight and she has no knee pain. Scarring is minimal. Notice that the hip to ankle line runs through the center of the knee.

Zaida, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, straightened legs, no knee pain
Zaida, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, straightened legs, no knee pain
Zaida, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray Image, Limb Lengthening, straightened legs, no knee pain


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