Case History 77

Title: Lengthening and Deformity Correction of Leg in Patient with Fibrous Dysplasia
Patient: Nicole
Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch, MD

Preop:
Nicole had a long standing varus/procurvatum oblique plane deformity of almost 90 degrees associated with a large leg length discrepancy. Walking was difficult and there was back, hip, and ankle pain.

90 degree varus oblique plane deformityNicole had difficulty walking as well as back, hip and ankle pain

 

Postop:
Surgery was osteotomy and application of an Ilizarov/Spatial Frame to match the deformity. Gradual correction was started and after about 2 months, the leg was straight and equal in length. She was able to walk in the frame as the bone got stronger.

Surgery was osteotomy and application of an ilizarov/spatial frameGradual correction over 2 monthsNicole_xray_external_fixatorNicole was able to walk in the frame as bone got stronger

 

Outcome:
With equal leg lengths and a straight leg, Nicole walks well and has an active and mobile lifestyle.

Nicole now walks well and leads an active lifeEqual leg length and straight legNicole_xray_bentkneeNicoleXray