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Case 1: Angular Correction of Tibia

Written by: Dr F Birkholtz

E.K. Was a 14 year old boy who presented with a significant angular deformity of his proximal tibia. He came all the way from Nigeria for treatment. His deformity probably was the result of Blount’s disease, a condition that affects the growth plate of the proximal tibia, leading to bowing of the affected leg(s).

E.K. was taken to theatre and using an external fixator frame, his leg was gradually corrected and he was returned to function. At the last follow-up he was given a soccer ball, as one of his biggest desires was to play soccer with his friends again.