Metastatic fractures of long bones

  title={Metastatic fractures of long bones},
  author={Olli L. Korkala and Erkki O. Karaharju},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
Forty-two patients with a total of 52 metastatic fractures of long bones were analysed retrospectively with regard to the type of treatment, complications, general mobility and survival. Endoprosthetic replacement appeared to be better than osteosynthesis in the proximal femur, and this method should also be considered in pathological fractures of the distal femur. Nailing is indicated in fractures of the shafts of long bones in the lower limb, and also in the humerus. Osteosynthesis with a… CONTINUE READING


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