Case History 77

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

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.


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.


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