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This model is the left lower extremity bone rendering of a 65-year-old male with left thigh myxoid fibrosarcoma. At the time of diagnosis, the patient had metastases to his lungs. The patient therefore underwent neoadjuvant radiotherapy, surgery, and adjuvant chemotherapy and was found to have an intermediate grade lesion at the time of diagnosis. The patient is still living with the metastatic disease at 2.5 years since diagnosis. This is an STL file created from DICOM images of his CT scan which may be used for 3D printing

 

The lower extremity consists of the femur, tibia, fibula, and foot.  The femur has an anterior bow of differing degrees, which is important to understand when fixing a femur fracture with an intramedullary nail to not penetrate the anterior cortex. Distally, the femur includes the medial and lateral femoral condyles, which articulate with the proximal tibia to form the knee joint, as well as the trochlea anteriorly, which articulates with the patella.

 

The proximal tibia includes the medial plateau (which is concave) and the lateral plateau (which is convex). The Proximal tibia has a 7-10 degree posterior slope. On the anterior proximal tibia, the tibial tuberosity, where the patellar tendon attaches.  On the anteromedial surface of the tibia is Gerdy's tubercle, where the sartorius, gracilis, and semitendinosus attach. The distal tibia creates the superior and medial (plafond and medial malleolus) of the ankle joint.

The proximal fibula is the attachment for the posterolateral corner structures of the knee joint. The peroneal nerve wraps around the fibular neck.  The distal fibula is the lateral malleolus and a common site for ankle fractures.

 

This model was created from the file STS_022.

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