J reconstr Microsurg 1986; 2(2): 77-84
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1007005

© 1986 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Microsurgical Reconstructive Surgery Following Wide Resection of Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas in the Upper Extremities

Masamichi Usui, Seiichi Ishii, Megumu Yamamura, Akio Minami, Takashi Sakuma
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical College, and Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan
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Publication History

Accepted for publication 1985

Publication Date:
08 March 2008 (online)


A preliminary report is presented of six cases of microsurgical tissue transfer following wide tumor resection, utilizing free vascularized fibula graft (five cases) and free vascularized muscle graft (one case). In five cases, the grafted tissue survived completely, and the attempted functional reconstruction was successful. Although the follow-up period has been relatively short, there has been no local recurrence or distant metastasis in any of the cases.