Limb lengthening can be affected by poor bone healing in patients with human immunodeficiency virus. This is a case report of a 56-year-old man with 6.1 cm leg length discrepancy and end-stage arthritis in the hip. The patient had total hip arthroplasty prior to his lengthening procedure. The patient was human immunodeficiency virus positive. This case report describes the experiences of using a motorized intramedullary magnetic lengthening nail in equalization of limb length discrepancy. Treatment for the patient included tibial lengthening with a motorized nail to correct the limb length discrepancy, with adequate bone healing in a patient with an human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Khalifa, Rami; Christopher Gerzina; Amr Abdelgawad; and Ahmed M. Thabet. "Tibial Lengthening Using A Magnetic Lengthening Intramedullary Nail in an HIV-Positive Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature." Western Journal of Orthopaedics 9, 1 (2020). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/wjo/vol9/iss1/14