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Fig. 7.1. A) Short below knee stump with exposed bone and lack of soft tissues.

of the extremities can be achieved following tumor extirpation. Careful selection of the recipient motor nerve is essential to the recovery of function of the transferred muscle.

In several occasions motor nerve reconstruction with long nerve grafts may be required, before the free tissue transfer.

In conclusion free tissue transfer has extended surgical abilities in many directions and in none more dramatically than in extremity salvage. The reliability of the method has been proven in clinical practice, with success rate > 95%, but it is 100% related to laboratory and clinical experience. Casual application of the method is not recommended.

Fig. 7.1. B) Construction of arteriovenous fistula with the use of the contralateral short saphenous vein to provide vascular access.

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