Case of the month

Complex Both Lower Limb Deformity in a 75 Year Old Corrected at The Same Time


    This 75 year old lady had childhood polio, and a fracture of one of the right thigh bones, which was operated but healed in deformed position. She had been walking for many years, and gradually developed severe knock knee deformity on the left side. This often happens in patients of polio walking on crooked legs. This combination of deformities, over the years, made it difficult for her to walk even within the house. It was decided to replace the knee on left side using a special high end knee implant - hinge knee. At the same time, the deformity of the left leg was corrected by inserting a new rod. She did very well after surgery and is improving.

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