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Abbasi A M, Hosein R C, Willis Jr R N, Lelkes V M, Jones K B, Agarwal J P. Modified Rotationplasty as a Composite Free Flap for Femur and Thigh Reconstruction. WJPS. 2021; 10 (2) :115-119
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Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City 84132, Utah, United States
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Knee rotationplasty is a suitable reconstructive and limb salvage procedure for infected femur and knee prostheses. It involves external rotation of the lower limb with an intact neurovascular bundle to function as a knee joint. Functionally, it has better outcomes when compared to alternate options like above knee amputation. It results in better cortical reorganization and superior stance mechanics, enabling a more efficient gait and better quality of life. We report a patient who underwent modified rotationplasty for an infected knee endoprosthesis as a composite lower leg free flap.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/06/10 | Accepted: 2021/02/22 | Published: 2021/06/25

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