Correction of
Bilateral Tibia Vara (Bowlegs)

Doctor: S. Robert Rozbruch

Patient: Michael

Michael has had bowlegs since childhood. He developed pain on the inside part of both of his knees that prevented him from keeping active. This mal-alignment put him at risk for developing arthritis (refer to Form & Function article).

We approached the right side first with a gradual opening wedge correction. He was quite active while in the frame for 3 months.

The left side followed with a similar smooth course. An acute neutral wedge correction was done. Time in frame was 3 months.

With his legs straightened, he no longer has pain on the inside of his knees and he is protected from developing knee arthritis.