German L. Farfalli

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BACKGROUND Fractures occurring at or near the distal tip of a hip prosthesis with a stable femoral stem (Vancouver type-B fractures) are associated with many complications because of the inherently unstable fracture pattern. Locking compression plates use screws that lock into the plate allowing multiple points of unicortical fixation. Such unicortical(More)
UNLABELLED Bone ingrowth promises more durable biologic fixation of megaprostheses. The relative performance of different types of fixation is unknown. We compared the fixation of two forms of biologically fixed femoral components: an intramedullary uncemented press-fit stem (UCS; Group 1, 50 patients) and a Compress((R)) uncemented fixation (CPS; Group 2,(More)
Impacted allograft bone in hip revision arthroplasty is a biologic reconstruction method that restores bone loss. Periprosthetic femoral fracture is one of the most frequent complications. However, the incidence, types of fracture, time of occurrence, predisposing factors, and whether and how complication affects the reconstruction are unknown. We analyzed(More)
In comparison with the lower extremity, there is relatively paucity literature reporting survival and clinical results of allograft reconstructions after excision of a bone tumor of the upper extremity. We analyze the survival of allograft reconstructions in the upper extremity and analyze the final functional score according to anatomical site and type of(More)
BACKGROUND Bone tumor resections for limb salvage have become the standard treatment. Recently, intercalary tumor resection with epiphyseal sparing has been used as an alternative in patients with osteosarcoma. The procedure maintains normal joint function and obviates some complications associated with osteoarticular allografts or endoprostheses; however,(More)
BACKGROUND With the improved survival for patients with malignant bone tumors, there is a trend to reconstruct defects using biologic techniques. While the use of an intercalary allograft is an option, the procedures are technically demanding and it is unclear whether the complication rates and survival are similar to other approaches. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES(More)
UNLABELLED Proximal femur allograft-prosthesis composites (APCs) performed with compression plates and a short stem theoretically could minimize the resorption or nonunion that reportedly occurs with long stems bypassing the diaphyseal osteotomy. To confirm this theoretical consideration, we retrospectively reviewed 34 patients with 38 proximal femoral APCs(More)
BACKGROUND The emergence of limb salvage surgery as an option for patients with osteosarcoma is attributable to preoperative chemotherapy and advancements in musculoskeletal imaging and surgical technique. While the indications for limb salvage have greatly expanded it is unclear whether limb salvage affects overall survival. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked(More)
Structural bone allograft has been used in bone defect reconstruction during the last fifty years with acceptable results. However, allograft selection methods were based on 2-dimensional templates using X-rays. Thanks to preoperative planning platforms, three-dimensional (3D) CT-derived bone models were used to define size and shape comparison between host(More)
BACKGROUND Computer navigation during surgery can help oncologic surgeons perform more accurate resections. However, some navigation studies suggest that this tool may result in unique intraoperative problems and increased surgical time. The degree to which these problems might diminish with experience-the learning curve-has not, to our knowledge, been(More)