had an infection in his left shoulder as a child. This caused
damage to his growth plate and his upper arm growth was stunted.
He was referred to us with a short upper arm. He was unhappy
with his inability to reach and with his appearance.
performed an osteotomy (bone cut) of the humerus, applied an
EBI frame, and gradually lengthened the bone 8.5 centimeters
(3.5 inches) using the Ilizarov method.
in the frame, he was encouraged to exercise and remain active
as the healing progressed.
frame removal, Donald has excellent function and improved symmetry.