Cementoplasty of metastases of the proximal femur: is it a safe palliative option?

@article{Deschamps2012CementoplastyOM,
  title={Cementoplasty of metastases of the proximal femur: is it a safe palliative option?},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric J Deschamps and Geoffroy Farouil and Antoine Hakime and Ali Barah and Boris Guiu and Christophe Teriitehau and Anne Aup{\'e}rin and Thierry Debaere},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1311-6}
}
PURPOSE Percutaneous cementoplasty has proved very effective for the palliation of pain from bone metastases. However, several studies argue that it should be contraindicated for metastases that are located in the proximal femur because of inadequate bone consolidation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors for fracture despite performing cementoplasty for metastases of the proximal femur. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed all consecutive patients who underwent… CONTINUE READING

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