Megaprosthesis in post-traumatic and periprosthetic large bone defects: Issues to consider.

@article{Calori2014MegaprosthesisIP,
  title={Megaprosthesis in post-traumatic and periprosthetic large bone defects: Issues to consider.},
  author={Giorgio Maria Calori and Massimiliano Colombo and Emiliano Malagoli and Simone Mazzola and Miguel Simon Bucci and Emilio Luigi Mazza},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 Suppl 6},
  pages={S105-10}
}
INTRODUCTION The recent evolution of prosthesis technology has enabled the surgeon to replace entire limbs. These special prostheses, or megaprostheses, were developed for the treatment of severe oncological bone loss; however, the indications and applications of these devices have expanded to other orthopaedic and trauma situations. For some years, surgeons have been implanting megaprostheses in non-oncological conditions, such as acute trauma in severe bone loss and poor bone quality; post… CONTINUE READING
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