Endoprosthetic replacement following limb-sparing resection for bone sarcoma.

@article{Damron1997EndoprostheticRF,
  title={Endoprosthetic replacement following limb-sparing resection for bone sarcoma.},
  author={Timothy A. Damron},
  journal={Seminars in surgical oncology},
  year={1997},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={3-10}
}
Prosthetic replacements are widely used in the reconstruction of deficits created by surgical resection for bone sarcomas. The longevity, complications, and functional outcome of these reconstructions vary by anatomic location, prosthesis type, and mode of fixation. Distal femoral replacement appears to be the most reproducibly successful prosthetic reconstruction, particularly when utilizing a cemented rotating-hinge device. Expandable prostheses may be the only alternative to rotationplasty… CONTINUE READING
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