An Interesting Reconstruction Option after Resection for a Distal Fibular Osteosarcoma: A Case Report

Case Report | Volume 6 | Issue 1 | JBST  Jan-April 2020 | Page 13-16 | DOI: 10.13107/jbst.2020.v06i01.008

Author:  Manish Pruthi [1], Jagandeep Singh Virk [2], Lokesh Garg [1], Sumit Goyal [4], Anila Sharma [3]

1. Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi,Delhi, India,
2. Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Paras Hospitals, Panchkula,Haryana, India,
3. Department of Pathology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, Delhi, India,
4. Department of Medical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi,India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Jagandeep Singh Virk,
Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Paras Hospitals, Panchkula,Haryana, India.


Fibula is an expandable bone in the body, but tumors arising from the distal part which require a wide resection of the distal fibular part require some form of reconstruction for preventing lateral ankle instability. Many methods involving either bony or soft tissue reconstruction techniques have been described in literature, but consensus regarding which one is optimal for a good oncological and functional outcome is lacking. In this case report, we make use of a biological soft tissue technique involving use of peroneus brevis autograft reconstruction for providing lateral ankle support for a patient suffering from distal fibular osteosarcoma who underwent resection of the distal fibula. The patient went on to have an excellent functional outcome. This technique, although reported in literature, is in the form of only a few cases with a limited follow-up with none reported from the Indian subcontinent.
Keywords: Fibula, Sarcomas, Limb salvage, Reconstruction.


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How to Cite this article: Pruthi M, Virk J D, Garg L, Goyal S, Sharma A | An Interesting Reconstruction Option after Resection for a Distal Fibular Osteosarcoma: A Case Report | Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors | January-April 2020; 6(1): 13-16.

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