is a 55 y/o woman who broke her leg as a child. She developed
shortening and deformity. The valgus (knock-knee deformity)
was causing arthritis and pain in her knee and the shortening
caused back pain.
osteotomy and acute correction of the femur was performed
through a percutaneous approach. Gradual lengthening (4 cm)
was accomplished with an EBI frame over 2 months to optimize
leg lengths. Note the early new bone formation in the gap.
frame was removed after 6 months after complete bone healing.
Weightbearing and exercise were encouraged throughout the treatment.