Bone Reconstruction 2020-03-22T22:56:50+00:00
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Bone Reconstruction

WHAT IS BONE RECONSTRUCTION?

  • The re-establishment of bone continuity especially of the upper or lower limbs.
  • This is achieved by transplanting vascularized bone harvested from another part of the body.
  • The free bone flap is usually harvested from the leg (free fibula flap).
  • The bone is inset and the vessels are anastamosed to recipient vessels to re-establish blood supply to the new bone.

WHEN IS THIS DONE?

  • Usually after the resection of bone cancer or extensive trauma to the bone.
  • Working in a team with Dr Richard Kyte (orthopaedic surgeon), bone cancers are resected and reconstructed with vascularized bone flaps; this is commonly performed in children.

DGMC is a specialist oncology hospital focusing on advanced reconstructive procedures.

Dr Dimitri Liakos is a member of the College of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa and a member of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of South Africa (APRASSA).

He is a member of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgeons (WSRM) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS).