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Kong, G Y; Rudiger, H A; Ek, E T; Morrison, W A; Choong, P F (2008). Reconstruction after external hemipelvectomy using tibia-hindfoot rotationplasty with calcaneo-sacral fixation. International Seminars in Surgical Oncology, 5:1:1-4.



BACKGROUND: External hemipelvectomy is associated with high post operative morbidity and a poor functional outcome. We aim to explore a reconstruction technique to improve function and post operative appearance for patients who undergo external hemipelvectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a Case where extensive cancer involvement of pelvis and femur was managed with a novel surgical technique, which involved a calf sparing modified anterior flap hemipelvectomy combined with rotationplasty of the spared calf and fixation of calcaneus to the sacrum, thereby recreating a new thigh stump. CONCLUSION: Tibia-hindfoot rotationplasty result in good functional outcome and appearance for selected patients undergoing external hemipelvectomy with unaffected external iliac and femoral vessels.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:02 Feb 2009 20:37
Last Modified:23 Nov 2012 14:14
Publisher:BioMed Central
Additional Information:Free full text article
Publisher DOI:10.1186/1477-7800-5-1
Official URL:http://www.issoonline.com/content/pdf/1477-7800-5-1.pdf
PubMed ID:18208587
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Scopus®. Citation Count: 3

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