Osteosarcoma revision of mega prosthesis after breaking
Meena a lady of 42 years old had been suffering from tremendous pain and discomfort in her lower end femur. Diagnostics and tests proved that it was a case of Osteosarcoma. Her previous orthopedic had operated on her lower end femur and made a custom prosthesis constructed of Titanium. This prosthesis was fixed after a limb sparing surgery was conducted. However after a period of 4 years since the operation, Meena’s custom prosthesis failed due to metal fatigue at the junction after which she turned to Dr Sarin for help.
Scapula resection and replacement for bone cancer
30 Year old gentleman from Iraq developed hard swelling of his right shoulder blade. Biopsy was performed in Iraq & a diagnosis of Osteogenic Sarcoma was made. He was given two cycles of Chemotherapy but the Tumor did not respond to this. He was advised amputation of his Right upper limb (Fore Quarter amputation) in Iraq. He took a second opinion in Syria where also he was advised that amputation was the only answer. At this stage he was referred to Action Cancer hospital, New Delhi, India for limb salvage surgery.
Non union of both thighs
A 62 years old female presented with history of fall while walking with the help of walker and injured her right thigh. During her operation, screws and plates were fixed to stabilize the fracture in her right thigh. However in spite of repeated efforts, the non union persisted for a time period of 25 years. In desperation, Neha turned to Dr Sarin.
Non union with stem cells therapy
A 50 year old man taxi driver met with an accident 3 yrs back sustained fracture upper part of the thigh bone (Sub Trochantric fracture Femur) He under went surgery and fracture was fixed with nail and screw because of the many pieces of bone he was advised rest for 3 months. His bone never united in three years and was wheelchair bound.
A 45 year old female underwent limb salvage surgery for osteosarcoma of distal end of femur in 2004. a custom made prosthesis made of titanium was inserted after successful resction of the tumour. In october 2009 she sustained injury to the previously operated thigh. An x-ray revealed broken prosthesis at the junction of body and femoral stem (fig 1).
Non union of both thighs 25 years duration
A 62 years old female presented with history of fall while walking with the help of walker and injured her Rt thigh. She was operated upon screws and plates were fixed to stabilize the fracture in her Rt thigh. She was carrying non union of left thigh for the last 25 years which was operated number of times without success.
Non union femur of 32 years duration
Ho fall inability to stand and walk. Patient was walking with the help of calipers in her legs as both of her femurs had non union . Her right knee was totally stiff and had no movements.