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SA Orthopaedic Journal

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Abstract

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..

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