Tibial turn-up procedure as an alternative to rotationplasty in a 4-year-old with osteosarcoma of the distal femur

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Abstract

Reconstruction of the distal femur after resection for primary bone tumour in very young patients presents a considerable challenge. The risks and benefits of the available reconstructive options need to be carefully balanced. We report a case of osteosarcoma of the distal femur in a 4-year-old boy that was, unusually, treated by amputation and a tibial turn-up procedure; we discuss the rationale for the procedure and report the results at early follow-up.

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