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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Central chondrosarcoma of bone is graded on a scale of 1 to 3 according to histological criteria. Clinically, these tumors can be divided into low-grade (Grade 1) and high-grade (Grade 2, Grade 3, and dedifferentiated) chondrosarcomas. Although en bloc resection has been the most widely used treatment, it has become generally accepted that in(More)
Intraoperative ultrasonography is a useful tool for the detection and extirpation of liver metastases, breast masses, and melanoma. However, the efficacy of this technology in intraoperative localization and resection of small soft tissue tumors has not been addressed. The purpose of this study is to report on the efficacy of intraoperative ultrasound(More)
To determine whether inappropriate surgical procedures based on an initial misdiagnosis affected recurrence and survival rates, we retrospectively reviewed the surgical treatment and results of 117 patients with high-grade osteosarcomas treated from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2000. Nine patients had intralesional curettage performed at other(More)