Patient Case History: Michaela

Femur lengthening and deformity correction after growth arrest


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.


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


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

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