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How Long Do Endoprosthetic Reconstructions for Proximal Femoral Tumors Last
(1) What is the long-term survival of cemented bipolar proximal femoral replacements? (2) How does prosthesis survival compare to patient survival among patients with Stage I, II, and III disease? (3) Do modular implants outperform custom-built prostheses? (4) Do some proximal femoral replacements require conversion to THA?
Cemented bipolar proximal femoral replacements after tumor resection proved a durable reconstruction technique. The implants outlived patients with metastatic disease and high-grade localized disease while patients with low-grade disease outlived their implants. The survival of modular prostheses was comparable to that of older, one-piece custom designs.
How Long Do Endoprosthetic Reconstructions for Proximal Femoral Tumors Last?
Nicholas M. Bernthal, Adam J. Schwartz, Daniel A. Oakes, J. Michael Kabo and Jeffrey J. Eckardt CORR Volume 468, Issue 11 full text
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Bernthal et al
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Added: Mon Oct 04 2010