Spare Parts Surgery—Salvage of a Below Knee Amputation Stump


“Spare parts surgery” is well-described in the plastic surgery literature. In the setting of trauma, otherwise discarded parts can be utilized for reconstruction resulting in a superior functional and aesthetic outcome for the patient. We describe the use of spare part surgery in order to preserve a functional knee articulation in a patient undergoing amputation for compartment.

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C. Tancharoen, E. Ek and A. Ramakrishnan, "Spare Parts Surgery—Salvage of a Below Knee Amputation Stump," Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012, pp. 28-30. doi: 10.4236/mps.2012.22007.

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