Patient Case History: Suzanne

Tibial Lengthening using LATN technique

Pre-Op

Patient Surgeon: S. Robert Rozbruch
Suzanne had a severe injury to her right leg in childhood that left her with a 2 inch discrepancy and valgus deformity.

Post-Op

She underwent a tibial lengthening using the TSF and the "LATN" (lengthening and then nailing) technique. The frame was used to lengthen and correct the deformity.

Follow-Up

After the distraction phase, an intramedullary rod was inserted into the tibia and the external fixator was removed. This technique minimizes the amount of time in external fixation.


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