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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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PEREDO LAZARTE, Andrés  and  RIVERA ALARCON, Mario German. Salvage surgery in a case of knee chondrosarcoma. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2021, vol.44, n.1, pp.99-102. ISSN 1012-2966.

The following case is a female patient who came to the trauma clinic for knee pain and difficulty walking, with no history of trauma.The anteroposterior and lateral radiograph shows multiple radiolucent and sclerotic areas on the tibial plateau and the right distal femur.The biopsy reports grade 2 undifferentiated chondrosarcoma. Prophylactic chemotherapy sessions are started and salvage surgery is planned, this given the patient’s refusal to accept amputation surgery. Reconstruction surgery was performed by placing a semi-constrained, cemented endo Model type prosthesis. In the postoperative period, weekly controls and dressings were carried out, with good wound healing and later rehabilitation by physiotherapy. Actually the patient can walk with support and almost independently.

Keywords : dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma; salvage surgery; knee replacement.

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