PERIPROSTHETIC JOINT INFECTION AFTER WIDE RESECTION BONE TUMOR AND ENDOPROSTHETIC RECONSTRUCTION IN A PATIENT WITH OSTEOSARCOMA: A CASE REPORT
Bone and connective tissue cancer treatment has been improved to achieve a significant survival rate. Limb salvage surgery, an efficient surgical technique, has been established to preserve limbs. Endoprosthesis reconstruction constitutes an essential part of the treatment method, and the attending medical team requires knowledge to reduce the side effects of this operation. The consequential infection is a common complication, often leading to worse use of the limbs when finishing the treatment. This report describes a patient presenting an infection in a prosthesis after endoprosthesis reconstruction using a limb salvage surgery technique. Due to the comprehensive resection surgery, the typical structure has been significantly damaged, which could lead to a high risk of neurovascular structure damage during adequate debridement and lead to the need for amputation. Thus, the decision to treat an infection resulted in patients undergoing multiple surgeries and reducing their functional outcomes until crucial. These patients should be carefully monitored to prevent infection and obtain a good quality of life in the long term.
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