Complex tibia fracture in a child

Doctor: S. Robert Rozbruch

Patient: Tzvi

Tzvi is a 14 year-old boy who was in a high-energy ski accident. He fractured his tibia and developed compartment syndrome that required an emergency faciotomy.

We treated him by reducing and stabilizing the fracture with an Ilizarov Taylor Spatial Frame. Correction of all deformity was accomplished without any surgical incision.

Full weight-bearing was encouraged immediately, and within six weeks of the surgery, he was becoming quite active.

The frame was removed 3 months after surgery with complete healing and no deformity.