Salvage of the lower limb after a full thickness burn with loss of the knee extensor mechanism: a case report.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong) 04/2013; 21(1):122-4.
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ABSTRACT We report on a 79-year-old woman who underwent salvage of the knee and lower leg using a Whichita Fusion Nail for knee arthrodesis, combined with a medial gastrocnemius muscle flap for a 3% contact burn that resulted in loss of the extensor mechanism. This provided an alternative to aboveknee amputation when extensor mechanism reconstruction was not feasible.

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