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Van Nes Rotationplasty in Skeletally Immature Patients with Malignant Sarcoma of the Lower Extremity

  • J. I. Krajbich
Conference paper


The surgical treatment of young skeletally immature children with malignant sarcomas of the extremities represents a special challenge. The high functional demand, the expected future growth and relatively irresponsible personality of many children make them relatively unsuitable to limb-salvage surgery, such as endoprosthesis replacement or allograft arthrodesis.


Distal Femur Limb Salvage Epiphyseal Plate Tibial Posterior Tendon Pulmonary Recurrence 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. Krajbich
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada

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