Rehabilitation of a challenging Ã¢ÂÂturn-upplastyÃ¢ÂÂ amputee for liposarcoma of the femur: a case reportAuthor(s): Ference T, Lehtonen E & Arenas A
A 68-year-old female who was diagnosed with liposarcoma of the right distal femur underwent primary resection of the tumor, two courses of adjuvant chemotherapy, and eight weeks of radiation therapy. At seven years post-op, the patient sustained a distal right femur fracture, for which she underwent open reduction internal fixation. Two years later, the distal right femur re-fractured and new rods were placed. 6 years later, the distal right femur re-fractured again. Surgery was complicated by recurrent osteomyelitis, which was treated with two bone resection surgeries.