In this video, Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch shares treatment options for ankle arthritis, and when to distract, fuse, or replace.

Ankle Fusion and Simultaneous Lengthening of Tibia

Doctor: S. Robert Rozbruch

Patient: Graham

Graham injured his ankle in a rock-climbing accident.
Despite initial surgery his ankle joint was destroyed

His ankle was reconstructed with a fusion with a circular external fixator. However, bone loss led to shortening of his leg.

Leg lengthening of 4 cm was performed just below the knee by adding a ring and the TSF.

His ankle and lengthening are fully healed and he is back to his active lifestyle.