We report a case of a 71-year-old man diagnosed with high-grade undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma in the left thigh. He underwent partial resection of the quadriceps and proximal femoral bone, followed by reconstruction with a latissimus dorsi free muscle flap through end-to-end vascular and nerve anastomosis with the femoral vessels and a branch of the femoral nerve, respectively. Recovery of 3/5 knee extension function was achieved 3 months postsurgery without complications.
Free neurotized latissimus dorsi muscle transfer is a successful reconstructive option to restore knee extension after quadriceps resection.
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