Composite biological reconstruction following total calcanectomy of primary calcaneal tumors.

@article{Li2012CompositeBR,
  title={Composite biological reconstruction following total calcanectomy of primary calcaneal tumors.},
  author={Jing Li and Zhen Wang and Zheng Guo and Ming Yang and Guojing Chen and Guo-xian Pei},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={105 7},
  pages={673-8}
}
BACKGROUND Advances in oncologic treatment modalities and wide resection have made limb salvage procedures in calcaneal malignancy or aggressive benign tumor increasingly possible. However, reconstructions of the calcaneus remain a major surgical challenge because of the rarity and specific anatomy of this condition. METHODS we retrospectively reviewed 4 patients who had primary calcaneal tumors and underwent total calcanectomy and reconstructions with use of composite of allograft and… CONTINUE READING