Leg Cancer Reconstruction
Amputation was traditionally the only option available for patients with sarcomas of the extremities, chemotherapy, radiation, and advances in microsurgical technique have allowed many patients to undergo limb-salvaging procedures. Free tissue transfer as a safe and acceptable modality for reconstruction after sarcoma resection of the lower limb. It allows for the application of healthy vascularized tissue to the defect while also providing freedom of flap positioning. Flap choice is dependent on tumour and defect size, tissue type and function, as well as donor site availability.