J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2021 Sep 17. Epub 2021 Sep 17.
From the Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute, University of Tennessee/Erlanger Orthopaedics (Voskuil), Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Voskuil), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga (Miles), and the Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital (Scharschmidt and Alexander).
Limb salvage is the benchmark for pediatric extremity bone sarcomas. However, reconstructive strategies must account for any anticipated remaining growth potential and the resultant limb inequality. Expandable endoprostheses offer the theoretical advantage of immediate weight-bearing, predictable function, and reliable maintenance of leg-length equality. Read More