Modular endoprosthetic reconstruction in malignant bone tumors: indications and limits.

@article{Balke2009ModularER,
  title={Modular endoprosthetic reconstruction in malignant bone tumors: indications and limits.},
  author={Maurice Balke and Helmut Ahrens and Arne Streitbuerger and Georg Gosheger and Jendrik Hardes},
  journal={Recent results in cancer research. Fortschritte der Krebsforschung. Progres dans les recherches sur le cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={179},
  pages={39-50}
}
Modular tumor prostheses are well established today for the reconstruction of osseous defects after resection of malignant bone tumors. Almost every joint and even total bones (e.g., total femur or humerus) can be replaced with promising functional results, dramatically reducing the need for ablative procedures. Although the complication rate with the use of modern modular endoprostheses is constantly decreasing, the need for revision surgery is still significantly higher than in primary joint… CONTINUE READING