CLTFL

Cross lateral tibia-femur lengthening

F 23 y.o. patient with constitutional short stature 160cm.
Country of residence Canada

Limb Lengthening - Cross lateral tibia-femur lengthening

Before the treatment

First surgery: application of Ilizarov/hybrid frame and intramedular wires on left tibia and right femur.

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In process of lengthening

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After the first period of lengthening

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After 2 months of rehabilitation period and restoration of joints range of motion the same procedure was performed to right tibia and left femur.

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Result: height was increased by 11cm. Duration of the whole procedure including 2 sets of lengthening and rehab period was 12 months.