Patient Cases

Case 26: CHARGE Syndrome & Tibial Hemimelia

A four year-old girl from Poland with CHARGE Syndrome and Tibial Hemimelia, Type 5A of her right leg. We corrected her right leg with a two-stage procedure that included application of an external fixator to the femur, the fibula, and ankle to correct varus and equinus deformities with gradual distraction along with soft tissue correction; and then a Weber patelloplasty to reconstruct the knee and fusion of the ankle joint. This allowed the patient to walk for the first time in her life.

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