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Limb salvage

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Sumit Kumar Gupta, Nabil Alassaf, A Robertson Harrop, Gerhard N Kiefer
Rotationplasty is a reconstructive, limb-sparing option for management of lower extremity bone deficiency. This technique involves an intercalary resection, followed by 180° rotation of the distal limb to allow the ankle to function as a knee joint when it is fitted with a modified below-knee prosthesis. Gait analysis and functional outcome studies have reported favorable results with rotationplasty compared with those of above-knee amputation. Moreover, patient satisfaction with rotationplasty is higher than with other limb salvage procedures...
October 2012: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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