Funcionalidad del pié después de la resección por radiación de tumores malignos de falanges y metatarsianos.
Ramseier LE, Jacob HA, Exner GU. Department of Orthopedics, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Forchstr. 340, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland. Four patients with malignant tumors of the proximal toe phalanx who had closed contact or direct involvement of the metatarsophalangeal joints or direct infiltration of the metatarsal bone were treated. Treatment included ray resection and reconstruction either by free microvascular fibula transfer, intermetatarsal bony fusion, or soft-tissue stabilization. Foot function was analyzed by Novel pedobarography. The four patients with a follow-up between 21 months and 8 years show almost normal gait. All patients have remained relapse free. If adequate margins can be achieved, ray resection and appropriate reconstruction may be an alternative to amputation.
Foot Ankle Int. 2004 Feb;25(2):53-8.