Pelvic reconstruction using saddle prosthesis following limb salvage operation for periacetabular tumour.
Y Kitagawa, ET Ek, PFM Choong
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) | Published : 2006
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical results of pelvic reconstruction using a saddle prosthesis following limb salvage operation for periacetabular tumour. METHODS: 12 patients with sarcoma and 4 with metastasis involving the pelvis were treated using the saddle prosthesis between 1995 and 2003 inclusive. Wide pelvic resection was performed for all patients with sarcoma and one with a metastatic lesion; intralesional excision of the acetabulum was undertaken for the remaining 3 patients with metastatic lesions. Oncologic prognosis, operation time, postoperative function, and complications were assessed retrospectively. RESULTS: Of the 12 patients with sarcomas, 5 were alive without evidence of re..View full abstract