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Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000015
Hip & Femur

Rotationplasty as a salvage of failed primary limb reconstruction: up to date review and case report

Canavese, Federicoa; Samba, Antoinea; Khan, Ahmada; Dechelotte, Pierreb; Krajbich, Joseph I.c

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We report a case of a 15-year-old girl who is a known case for proximal focal femoral deficiency. She underwent several surgical lengthening procedures. Her course was complicated by femur nonunion, knee joint dislocation, stiff knee, and final lower limb discrepancy of over 15 cm. Rotationplasty was performed to salvage her previous surgical failures and restore her function. Surgery was uneventful and the patient was able to walk with the prosthesis in a few months after index surgery. Although the outcome of rotationplasty is visually unusual, for some children restored function and physical capabilities outweigh cosmetic concerns. The aim of the present study was to report a case of rotationplasty in salvaging a failed primary limb reconstruction in a patient with proximal femur focal deficiency.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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