Reconstruction of Bone Defect Using the Bone Transport Technique for a Case of Osteosarcoma of the Femur

Toshifumi Ozaki, Yoichi Nakatsuka, Akira Kawai, Hirofumi Akazawa, Toshiyuki Kunisada, Hajime Inoue

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Abstract

There are few reports on skeletal reconstruction using the bone transport technique to repair bone defects caused by resections of tumors associated with osteosarcoma. We attempted to reconstruct a 23cm bone defect after resection of an osteosarcoma of the left femur, and succeeded in gaining 17cm by bone transport. Five years after surgery, this patient remains alive without metastasis or local recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume52
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1998

Keywords

  • Bone transport
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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