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Patient Case History: Michaela

Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Michaela fractured her femur and she developed a growth arrest leading to 1.25 inches of leg length discrepancy and knock-knee (valgus) deformity.

Michaela, preop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
Michaela, preop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
Michaela, preop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.

Post-Op

She underwent a lengthening and deformity correction of her right femur using a monolateral external fixator. Legs were symmetrical after about 6 weeks.

Michaela, postop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
Michaela, postop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
Michaela, postop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.

Follow-Up

Michaela has straight symmetrical legs. Bone is fully healed and 100% strong allowing her to play competitive high school varsity soccer.

Update on Michaela:

Michaela, postop photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
Michaela, follow up photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
Michaela, follow up photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.
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Michaela, follow up photo, Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest.


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