Doctor: S. Robert Rozbruch
James has hypochondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
We performed a lengthening and then nailing (
) technique of both lower legs.
Osteotomies of both tibiae and fibulae were performed and frames were applied. Distraction daily resulted in 2.5 inches (6cm) of increased height over 3 months.
The frames were then removed and intramedullary nails were inserted to support the new bone growth as the healing progressed.
e was walking without assistance 3 months later.
...and with the bones fully healed
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