Lengthening and deformity correction of a femur malunion

Doctor: S. Robert Rozbruch

Patient: Sean

Sean was hit by a car a few years back. Fracture of his femur healed with valgus deformity and 6cm of shortening.

We performed an osteotomy (bone cut) of the femur and applied a monolateral frame to his leg to match the deformity.

Gradual lengthening of 1mm daily led to a 6cm lengthening and correction of his deformity.

He was in his frame for 6 months. Excellent bone healing occured. He is very happy with his deformity and length correction.