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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 85-B, Issue 2 | Pages 171 - 173
1 Mar 2003
Pant R Younge D

When amputation just below the knee becomes necessary after extensive loss of bone from the tibia and of anterior soft tissue in the treatment of tumours, fractures or infection, the remaining proximal tibia may be too short for a below-knee prosthesis, although the knee may be normal. We have included the distal tibia or foot in a long posterior flap by turning it up thus increasing the length of a very short proximal tibial stump. The knee is thereby saved, allowing satisfactory use of a below-knee prosthesis.

This technique is particularly applicable when the distal leg is normal and well vascularised. Five procedures have been undertaken. We present two illustrative cases.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 82-B, Issue 3 | Pages 332 - 335
1 Apr 2000
Paramasivan ON Younge DA Pant R

Nonunion of fractures of the olecranon fossa of the humerus presents a difficult surgical problem. The distal fragment is usually small and osteoporotic and stable fixation is not easy to achieve. We describe a modification of the technique of locked nailing by which the distal aspect of the nail is placed in the subchondral region of the trochlea. Good results were obtained in seven out of eight patients with this technique.