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At the proximal tibia this provides a better anchoring option cheap 25 mg coreg overnight delivery, compared to a b prosthesis, for the patellar tendon (and thus the complete extensor apparatus). Although considerable experience – up to 36 years – has been accumulated with the use of such large allografts, certain disadvantages should be Reconstruction options mentioned: for example, joint function is not usually very The treatment of malignant tumors of the distal femur good, the mechanical strength is inferior to that of metal or proximal tibia is usually associated with the loss of all implants, and the complication rate is very high (40% or part of the joint surface. Only those tumors located fractures, 15% infections) [9, 12, 19, 30, 36]. The recon- become a standard method of treating malignant tumors structive measures in this case are limited to the anchor- in the knee area. These are modular prosthesis with resec- ing of the lateral ligamentous apparatus of the knee. The fem- many cases, however, the peroneal nerve also needs to oral and tibial sections are firmly linked by a hinge joint. The most widely-used surface must be removed as well then reconstruction will prostheses in Europe are the implant developed by Kotz be required ( Chapter 4. We In our experience, the use of allografts in the knee routinely use such prostheses particularly for tumors of area has not proved effective particularly in those cases the distal femur (⊡ Fig. Since the anchoring point in which only a part of the joint surface of the femur or of the extensor apparatus can be preserved, the functional tibia has to be removed. The short- and medi- as the anchorage for the patellar tendon is inadequate on um-term results of treatment with tumor prostheses are the tumor prosthesis. With an allograft however, the fixed very good, although long-term results, for example tendon can integrate with the allograft, which is not pos- over a period of 50 years and more after the implantation sible with a metal implant (⊡ Fig. The soft tissue covering occasionally represents a We have not had much experience with the combination critical problem, hence the frequent use of gastrocne- of a homogenous osteocartilaginous graft (allograft) 3 b ⊡ Fig. AP and lateral x-rays (a top row) and frontal and sagittal MRI scans (a bottom row) of the right knee of a 17-year old girl with a chondrosarcoma of the distal femur in the area of the medial femoral condyle.

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