Computer navigation and distal femoral reconstruction in the oncologic patient.

@article{Palumbo2017ComputerNA,
  title={Computer navigation and distal femoral reconstruction in the oncologic patient.},
  author={Brian T Palumbo and Eric R. Henderson and Justin Rizer and Douglas G Letson and David D. W. Cheong},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedics},
  year={2017},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={257-263}
}
OBJECTIVES As adjuvant treatments for musculoskeletal malignancies improve expectations of preserved function increase. We questioned whether computer navigation for distal femoral reconstruction would improve outcomes. METHODS Twenty oncology patients were reviewed after distal femoral reconstruction using navigation. Outcomes included local recurrence, implant revision, patient function, patellofemoral complications and leg-length inequality. RESULTS Implant survivorship was 85% at 26… CONTINUE READING