SA Orthopaedic Journal
On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X
HOSKING, K. Massive bone loss around the knee - the orthopaedic oncological perspective. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.4, pp.26-32. ISSN 2309-8309.
Massive bone loss, as a consequence of tumour resection, has been dealt with historically by a variety of techniques. This article describes the techniques commonly used in the management of intercalary, intra-articular and extra-articular resections with uncontained bone defects.
Keywords : bone tumour; knee; reconstruction; endoprosthetic replacement; allograft; vascularised fibula; massive bone defect..