Patient Case History: Kim

Tibial Lengthening with the LATN Technique

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Kim had a congenital left leg shortening of one inch leading to knee and back pain. Notice her standing on her left toes.

Post-Op

We lengthened her tibia with a lengthening and then nailing (LATN) technique. A TSF external fixator was used for gradual lengthening over one month.

Post-Op

After the lengthening phase had ended, a tibial nail was inserted and the frame was removed. With the LATN she wore the external fixator for just one month.

Follow-Up

Her leg lengths are equal and her back and knee pain have improved. Notice Kim's beautiful needlepoint.


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