Journal article

Salvaging the limb salvage: Management of complications following endoprosthetic reconstruction for tumours around the knee

I-W Sim, LF Tse, ET Ek, GJ Powell, PFM Choong

EJSO | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Limb-salvage surgery, including endoprosthetic reconstruction after tumour resection, has become the standard management for local control of tumours around the knee. As the nature of surgery is technically complex and demanding, there is potential for significant morbidity arising from complications. This study describes our experience with complications following endoprosthetic reconstruction around the knee. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of consecutive resections and endoprosthetic reconstructions for tumours around the knee between 1996 and September 2005 performed at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne. RESULTS: Fifty consecutive cases were reviewed, with a median follow-up..

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