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Patient Case History: Karina

Femur Lengthening and Nonunion Repair After Tumor

Pre-op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Karina had a bone tumor removed from her distal femur. Initial reconstruction resulted in nonunion, 7 cm shortening, and varus deformity.

Thumbnail Karina Pre-Op, nonunion 7cm shortening and varus deformity
Limb lengthening Karina Pre-Op, nonunion 7cm shortening and varus deformity
Limb lengthening x-ray Pre-Op, nonunion 7cm shortening and varus deformity

Post-Op

Surgery was done to repair the distal femur nonunion, correct the varus deformity, and lengthen the proximal femur with an Ilizarov/ Taylor Spatial Frame.

Thumbnail Surgery complete, limb lengthening, lengthen proximal femur with ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
thumbnail x-ray, surgery complete, limb lengthening, lengthen proximal femur with ilizarov/taylor spatial frame
Thumbnail x-ray Surgery complete, limb lengthening, lengthen proximal femur with ilizarov/taylor spatial frame

Follow-Up

After a 7 cm lengthening and deformity correction, Karina is functioning very well.

Thumbnail Karina Follow up, deformity corrected, Limb Lengthening
Thumbnail Karina Follow up, deformity corrected, Limb Lengthening
Thumbnail X-ray Follow up, deformity corrected, Limb Lengthening
thumbnail, x-ray, Follow up, deformity corrected, Limb Lengthening
Thumbnail, x-ray, Karina Follow up, deformity corrected, Limb Lengthening


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