What is Orthopaedic Bone Cancer Reconstruction?

Bone Cancer affects and destroys healthy bone tissue. In the past, bone cancers were treated by amputating the affected extremity entirely.


Bone cancers are more prevalent in children and young adults and because of this, we offer limb salvage surgery with the aim to restore or maintain usual function without amputation, or without negatively affecting the long-term survival of our patients.


What can I expect?
The procedure may involve taking some bone from another part of the body, such as the fibula, to replace lost bone, or an artificial bone may be inserted.


Dr. Conrad Pienaar is part of the Cape Orthopaedic Reconstructive Unit based at the Vincent Pallotti Hospital where they do limb salvage procedures. They operate on patients with bone cancers, other chronic bone conditions like chronic osteitis (inflammation of the bone tissue), limb-lengthening procedures in amputees and custom-made endo-prosthesis. Free flaps are most commonly used to reconstruct the normal bone anatomy; the free fibula being the most common.

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Dr Conrad Pienaar Email manager@conradpienaar.co.za

Vincent Pallotti Hospital (H/O)

Suite 207, The Park

Park Road, Pinelands

Cape Town


Tel +27 21 510 8534/2546 

After hours +27 76 8128559

Fax +27 866264376 

Life West Coast Private Hospital

22 Voortrekker Road



Tel +27 022 719 1353
After hours +27 76 8128559 

Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital

Suite 1508

DF Malan Street



Tel +27 21 3001493