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Reconstruction of the lower extremity after ablative resection for cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9031438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Limb-sparing surgery for cancer of the lower extremity has ushered the development of composite, one-stage reconstructions that employ a combination of autologous tissues, bone allografts, and endoprosthetic devices. The success of these efforts in preserving limb function has been generally good, yet the ultimate level of function is less than normal. Microsurgery has assumed a progressively greater role in the reconstruction of composite defects and allows much latitude in the surgical planning and in the management of delayed complications. Although patients who opt for limb salvage reconstructions frequently require more operative procedures and have longer hospitalizations than patients undergoing primary amputation, their functional outcome surpasses that of the amputation group and thus justifies the surgical effort.
R L Walton; E K Beahm; K E Maguire; G R Evans; L J Gottlieb; M A Simon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical oncology clinics of North America     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1055-3207     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Oncol. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-29     Completed Date:  1997-04-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211789     Medline TA:  Surg Oncol Clin N Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Leg / surgery*
Neoplasms / surgery
Surgery, Plastic / methods*
Surgical Flaps / methods

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