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Forty-four patients with aneurysmal bone cysts were treated with curettage with or without bone grafting, and in 26 (59%) recurrence developed. Of 11 patients treated with radiation, in only 1 (9%) the disease was not controlled. In 1 patient, radiation-induced sarcoma developed. Since the introduction of cryosurgery 27 years ago, 51 patients have been(More)
BACKGROUND Dedifferentiated parosteal osteosarcoma (dd-POS) designates high grade transformation, of conventional low grade parosteal osteosarcoma (c-POS). The paradigm of preoperative diagnosis, neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and wide local excision has not been adequately evaluated for dd-POS, as it has been for conventional high grade intramedullary(More)
BACKGROUND Giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the sacrum are a difficult clinical problem. Wide excision (total sacrectomy) is associated with high morbidity and pelvic/spinal instability. Curettage with or without supplemental radiotherapy is associated with a high recurrence rate. In view of the proven effectiveness of cryosurgery as an adjunct to curettage for(More)
BACKGROUND Chondrosarcoma (CS) most commonly involves the pelvis. Local and systemic failures often result in poor outcome. Prognostic factors that determine patient outcome remain ill-defined. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 67 patients with CS of the pelvis treated by definitive surgery from January 1970 to December 1992. All patients had localized(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE With younger patients seeking reconstructions and the activity-based demands placed on the arthroplasty construct, consideration of the role that implant characteristics play in arthroplasty longevity is warranted. We therefore evaluated the risk of early revision for a monoblock all-polyethylene tibial component compared to a(More)
Background and purpose - The effect of total joint arthroplasty (TJA) on physical activity is not fully understood. We investigated the change in physical activity after TJA and patient factors associated with change. Patients and methods - Using a total joint replacement registry, primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients (n = 5,678) and knee(More)
BACKGROUND Metastatic disease of the acetabulum can be painful and disabling. Operative intervention is indicated for patients who fail to respond adequately to nonoperative treatment. We evaluated the functional and oncological outcome of acetabular reconstruction after curettage for the treatment of refractory symptomatic acetabular metastases. METHODS(More)