Endoprosthetic treatment is more durable for pathologic proximal femur fractures.

@article{Steensma2012EndoprostheticTI,
  title={Endoprosthetic treatment is more durable for pathologic proximal femur fractures.},
  author={Matthew Richard Steensma and Patrick J. Boland and Carol D. Morris and Edward A. Athanasian and John H. Healey},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 3},
  pages={920-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pathologic proximal femur fractures result in substantial morbidity for patients with skeletal metastases. Surgical treatment is widely regarded as effective; however, failure rates associated with the most commonly used operative treatments are not well defined. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore compared surgical treatment failure rates among intramedullary nailing, endoprosthetic reconstruction, and open reduction-internal fixation when applied to impending or displaced pathologic… CONTINUE READING
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