Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Case Series | Open Access

Reconstruction of the Collateral Capsuloligamentous Structures of the Knee after Resection of Soft Tissue Sarcomas using Achilles Tendon Allograft with Bone Block and Gastrocnemius Pedicle Flap

Ulrich Exner G* and Charles E Dumont

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Orthopaedie Zentrum Zurich, Switzerland

*Correspondance to: Ulrich Exner G 

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Abstract

Cases: Two patients after complete removal of the lateral capsuloligamentous structures of the knee joint for soft tissue sarcomas were reconstructed using achilles tendon-bone-block allografts covered with gastrocnemius muscle flap and split skin. At 14, respectively 6 years follow-up both patients have fully functioning knees without limitations except moderately unsightly scars from the split skin.Conclusion: Reconstruction of collateral capsuloligamentous structures of the knee joint using achilles tendon allograft covered with gastrocnemius muscle flaps appears a valid option after tumor resection avoiding additional morbidity from autologous tendon harvesting.

Citation:

Ulrich Exner G, Dumont CE. Reconstruction of the Collateral Capsuloligamentous Structures of the Knee after Resection of Soft Tissue Sarcomas using Achilles Tendon Allograft with Bone Block and Gastrocnemius Pedicle Flap. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2018; 3: 1557.

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