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Long-Term Results of Allograft Replacement After Total Calcanectomy. A Report of Two Cases*
D. LUIS MUSCOLO, M.D.†; MIGUEL A. AYERZA, M.D.†; LUIS A. APONTE-TINAO, M.D.†, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
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Investigation performed at the Institute of Orthopedics "Carlos E. Ottolenghi," Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2000 Jan 01;82(1):109-12
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Total calcanectomy for the treatment of a primary tumor of the calcaneus is rarely indicated, and options for reconstruction after this procedure are limited. However, replacement of the entire calcaneus with a massive allograft is one option. We report the cases of two patients who had a reconstruction with a total calcaneal allograft and were followed for thirty-two and nine years. The case of the first patient was reported previously in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, in 1953, after a short duration of follow-up8. We are not aware of any previous reports on the long-term results of this procedure.
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