Francesco Muratori

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BACKGROUND Osteolytic metastases around the acetabulum are frequent in tumour patients, and may cause intense and drug-resistant pain of the hip. These lesions also cause structural weakening of the pelvis, limping, and poor quality of life. Percutaneous acetabuloplasty is a mini-invasive procedure for the management of metastatic lesions due to carcinoma(More)
A series of 8 cases of elastofibroma is reported, and the clinical, pathological and imaging features and different therapeutic modalities are reviewed. On this basis, we suggest an algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of elastofibroma. Briefly, marginal excision is the treatment of choice in symptomatic patients, while followup appears to be a good(More)
We studied factors contributing to the initiation of fracture and failure of a zirconia ceramic femoral head. The materials retrieved during a revision total hip replacement were submitted to either visual, stereomicroscopic and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) or SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. X-ray diffraction was performed in order to(More)
An increased long-term survival of patients with alignant tumours also increases the possibility of the development of skeletal metastases and pathological fractures. The management of bone metastases includes the removal of gross disease and the administration of local adjuvants. We have investigated the possibility of adding antiblastic drugs to acrylic(More)
Femoral involvement is frequently observed in bone metastases. Intramedullary nailing is a common technique for prophilactic stabilisation of femur when diaphysis or metadiaphysis are involved. Reconstructive nailing is currently used in the treatment of subtrochanteric involvements. The aim of this study is to evaluate results of contemporary femoral shaft(More)
Soft tissue is a rare localization of carcinoma metastasis. Skeletal muscle is considered the most frequent site. The aim of this paper is to report a very rare localization of soft-tissue metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma in the lower leg interosseous membrane, surgically treated at our department. A 66-year-old man with a history of lung adenocarcinoma(More)
Bone resection is the choice treatment of malignant bone tumors. Tumor prosthesis is one of the most common solutions of reconstruction following resection of bone tumor located to the metaphysis of long bones. Periprosthetic infections are a frequent complication of limb-salvage surgery which is largely due to prolonged and repeated surgeries, as well as(More)
Primitive malignant neoplasms affecting the distal third of the tibia are altogether rare, and their treatment is considerably controversial. The authors describe the diagnostic procedure and a particular surgical strategy of limb salvage in a case of malignant fibrous histiocytoma located at the distal third of the tibia, in particular pointing out the(More)
Ceramic biomaterials have gained widespread use in arthroprostheses joints. Ceramic oxides including alumina as á -corundum Al2 O3 and zirconia, as yttria-stabilised zirconia polycrystals, were used in large number of patients, especially in the manufacture of ball heads for hip replacements. The experience and the feedbacks gathered in more than 30-year(More)
Tantalum is obtained from the minerals colombite, tantalite and euxenite. It is greyish silver, heavy and very hard. Tantalum does not react with body fluids and is used to make surgical equipment. Tantalum also does not irritate the body and is used to make surgical sutures as well as implants, such as artificial joints and cranial plates. Bone growth(More)