Fractures of allografts. Frequency, treatment, and end-results.

  title={Fractures of allografts. Frequency, treatment, and end-results.},
  author={B. Hudson Berrey and C F Lord and Mark C. Gebhardt and Henry J. Mankin},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={72 6},
One of the major complications of implantation of a massive frozen cadaveric allograft in the treatment of a tumor is fracture of the allograft. To determine the incidence, risk factors, appropriate management, and results of treatment of this complication, the records of the Orthopaedic Oncology Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital were reviewed. Forty-three patients were identified in whom a tumor had been treated with an allograft that had subsequently fractured. The over-all incidence… CONTINUE READING

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