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Patient Case History: Tzvi

Complex Tibia Fracture in a Child

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Tzvi is a 14 year-old boy who was in a high-energy ski accident. He fractured his tibia and developed compartment syndrome that required an emergency faciotomy.

Tzvi, Pre-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, Ski Accident, fractured tibia, compartment syndrome, emergency faciotomy

Post-Op

We treated him by reducing and stabilizing the fracture with an Ilizarov Taylor Spatial Frame. Correction of all deformity was accomplished without any surgical incision.

Tzvi, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, ilizarov spatial frame, deformity correction
Tzvi, Post-op thumbnail of an X-ray, Limb Lengthening, ilizarov spatial frame, deformity correction
Tzvi, Post-op thumbnail image, Limb Lengthening, ilizarov spatial frame, deformity correction

Follow-Up

Full weight-bearing was encouraged immediately, and within six weeks of the surgery, he was becoming quite active. The frame was removed 3 months after surgery with complete healing and no deformity.

Tzvi, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, full weight-bearing, completed healed, no deformity
Tzvi, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, full weight-bearing, completed healed, no deformity
Tzvi, Follow up thumbnail Image, Limb Lengthening, full weight-bearing, completed healed, no deformity
Tzvi, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, full weight-bearing, completed healed, no deformity
Tzvi, Follow up thumbnail of an x-ray, Limb Lengthening, full weight-bearing, completed healed, no deformity


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