Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Jacob had a severe growth arrest of his right lower extremity. He was lengthened a total of 20 cm (8 inches) in 3 stages to correct a massive leg length discrepancy. The first treatment was a femur lengthening of 5 cm at age 8.
As a result of the growth arrest, addition shortening developed. At age 11, he underwent a 7 cm tibia lengthening.
From the growth arrest, he developed additional discrepancy. At age 14 he underwent a final femur lengthening of 8 cm using the lengthening over a nail (LON) technique. Total time in external fixation was only 3 months.