Reconstruction following tumor resections in skeletally immature patients

Adam S. Levin, Alexandre Arkader, Carol D. Morris

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Reconstruction options in children after bone tumor resection are as varied as they are challenging. Advances in biologic and endoprosthetic design have led to many choices, all of which must be considered in the context of prognosis, treatment limitations, and patient/family expectations. The current experience and results of limb-sparing surgery following bone sarcoma resection in growing children are discussed, including allograft, autograft, and metallic prostheses alone and in combination, especially as they pertain to the knee. In some cases, the ablative options of amputation and rotationplasty must be seen as equal and, at times, superior choices to limb salvage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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