Long proximal femoral nail for the treatment of femoral metastases: a report of 27 cases

@article{Maccauro2005LongPF,
  title={Long proximal femoral nail for the treatment of femoral metastases: a report of 27 cases},
  author={Giulio Maccauro and Francesco Muratori and Francesco Liuzza and Alex Sgambato and Antonio Maria Leone and A Cianfoni and Michele Attilio A Rosa and George Gosheger},
  journal={European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={289-294}
}
Femoral involvement is frequently observed in bone metastases. Intramedullary nailing is a common technique for prophilactic stabilisation of femur when diaphysis or metadiaphysis are involved. Reconstructive nailing is currently used in the treatment of subtrochanteric involvements. The aim of this study is to evaluate results of contemporary femoral shaft and subtrochanteric or femoral neck metastases treated with long proximal femoral nail. A consecutive series of 27 impending or complete… CONTINUE READING
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