The Role of the Pediatric Plastic Surgeon in Limb Salvage Surgery for Osteosarcoma of the Lower Extremity

Robert Wallace, Mohammad M. Davoudi, Michael D. Neel, Roberto Lachica

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Abstract

Limb salvage for management of osteosarcoma of the lower extremity has become the mainstay of treatment for patients with malignant bony and soft tissue tumors. The knee has become a special area of concern for the reconstructive surgeon due to the high rate of wound complications and difficulties of soft tissue reconstruction. With the availability of new prosthetic implants, the advancement of surgical soft tissue techniques and introduction of adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, resection and reconstruction has become the standard approach for patients presenting to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The pediatric plastic surgeon's role usually requires handling of wound complications in these reconstructive procedures. This article will discuss the authors' approach to dealing with wound complications in this difficult patient population and their interaction with the orthopedic oncologic service in obtaining primary resection and soft tissue coverage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-686
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Limb Salvage
Osteosarcoma
Lower Extremity
Pediatrics
Wounds and Injuries
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Orthopedics
Knee
Surgeons
Research
Population
Neoplasms
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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The Role of the Pediatric Plastic Surgeon in Limb Salvage Surgery for Osteosarcoma of the Lower Extremity. / Wallace, Robert; Davoudi, Mohammad M.; Neel, Michael D.; Lachica, Roberto.

In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.01.2003, p. 680-686.

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