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Extensor Mechanism Allograft in Osteosarcoma of the Patella

A Case Report

Gómez-Palomo, Juan M. MD1,2; Jiménez-Garrido, Carlos MD1; Martínez-Crespo, Ana MD3; García-Vera, Juan J. MD1,2; Pérez-Cardeña, Javier MD1; Montañez-Heredia, Elvira MD1,2

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00277
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Case: A 24-year-old female diagnosed with fibroblastic osteosarcoma of the patella underwent a total patellectomy and surgical reconstruction with a large bone–tendon allograft of the extensor mechanism and adjuvant chemotherapy. At 5 years' postoperative, the patient has adequate disease control and excellent joint function.

Conclusions: Reconstruction with an extensor mechanism allograft is an appropriate alternative for patients with malignant patella tumors without tumor contamination of the joint, allowing for satisfactory knee function and disease control.

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain

2Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA), Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain

3Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Público de Montilla, Córdoba, Spain

E-mail address for J.M. Gómez-Palomo: jmgomezpalomo@gmail.com

Investigation performed at Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Málaga, Spain

Disclosure: The Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms are provided with the online version of the article (http://links.lww.com/JBJSCC/A824).

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