Metastatic instability at the proximal end of the femur

  title={Metastatic instability at the proximal end of the femur},
  author={J. D. Rompe and Peer Eysel and Ch. Hopf and Jochen Heine},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
A retrospective study was performed of the surgical treatment of metastatic lesions of the proximal femur in 50 patients. In 25 consecutive cases a megaprosthesis was implanted; compound plate osteosynthesis was performed in another 25 consecutive patients. Indications for surgical treatment were pathological fractures or, for prophylactic treatment, lesions of the femoral cortex exceeding 2.5 cm in diameter or affecting half the diameter of the bone or more. In all patients capable of walking… CONTINUE READING


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