08 Oct 3D-Printed Prosthesis Knee Enables Patient to Walk Again
Todd Bittner has always been active. From champion skiing and gymnastics to his everyday job as a principal at a local school, you’d never know Todd was born without both his fibulas.
This past year, Todd began to experience tremendous discomfort to the point where he was no longer able to walk. Referred to Dr. Mark Tuttle, orthopedic surgeon at OrthoONE/Institute for Limb Preservation at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, he learned that since he was born without fibulas, he was also born without the ligament that stabilizes the knee in a side-to-side direction. His tibia had a large bow in it and was dislocated forward from his femur.
Dr. Tuttle implanted a 3D-printed prosthesis in his knee and corrected the dislocation so now his leg is straight and pain-free. Todd can now walk again and is incredibly grateful to Dr. Tuttle and the orthopedic team here at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s. For more information on Dr. Tuttle or the Orthopedics Program at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, please visit https://denverknee.com. Dr. Tuttle’s and his team are leaders in Denver, CO for total hip replacement and total knee replacement.
Outpatient Orthopedics has partnered with Dr. Tuttle to provide the best total joint replacement in Denver, Colorado.