Treatment of osteosarcomata of the distal femur by rotation-plasty

  title={Treatment of osteosarcomata of the distal femur by rotation-plasty},
  author={Martin Salzer and Karl Knahr and Rainer Kotz and Helmuth Kristen},
  journal={Archives of orthopaedic and traumatic surgery},
Rotation-plasty was carried out on fifteen patients–10 male and 5 female patients aged between 6 and 32—with an osteosarcoma of the distal femur following resection of the tumor. In this operation the lower leg was rotated through 180° after resection of the distal femur and knee joint so that the ankle joint was effectively turned into a “knee joint”. The indication for this operation was initially limited to children for whom the only possible therapeutic alternative was a high above-knee… CONTINUE READING
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