Patient Case History: James

Stature Lengthening

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
James has hypochondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. We performed a lengthening and then nailing (LATN) technique of both lower legs.

Post-Op

Osteotomies of both tibiae and fibulae were performed and frames were applied. Distraction daily resulted in 2.5 inches (6cm) of increased height over 3 months. The frames were then removed and intramedullary nails were inserted to support the new bone growth as the healing progressed. Watch animation of procedure.

Follow-Up

He was walking without assistance 3 months later and with the bones fully healed.


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