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Resection arthrodesis of the knee for osteosarcoma

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Location: http://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/2806/280606.pdf

Description: Wide resection and mobile joint reconstruction are preferable for treating an osteosarcoma around the knee. In certain situations, resection arthrodesis or an amputation is suggested. This study compares the outcome in these three groups (not randomized so liable to selection bias (OWL editor))
CONCLUSIONS: The importance of early and proper planning of treatment cannot be over-stressed when treating osteosarcomas. Resection arthrodesis offers a durable reconstruction alternative to amputation in a special group of patients when extensive resection precludes mobile joint reconstruction.
Resection arthrodesis of the knee for osteosarcoma: an alternative when mobile joint reconstruction is not feasible. Shih HN, Shih LY. Chang Gung Med J. 2005 Jun;28(6):411-20.

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Author/Contact: Shih HN, Shih LY
Institution: Chang Gung Med J.
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Language: English

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