Physeal distraction for joint preservation in malignant metaphyseal bone tumors in children.

@article{Betz2012PhysealDF,
  title={Physeal distraction for joint preservation in malignant metaphyseal bone tumors in children.},
  author={Michael M Betz and Charles E. Dumont and Britta Fuchs and Gerhard Ulrich Exner},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 6},
  pages={1749-54}
}
BACKGROUND Physeal distraction facilitates metaphyseal bone tumor resection in children and preserves the adjacent joint. The technique was first described by Cañadell. Tumor resection procedures allowing limb-sparing reconstruction have been used increasingly in recent years without compromising oncologic principles. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We report our results with Cañadell's technique by assessing tumor control, functional outcome, and complications. METHODS Six consecutive children with… CONTINUE READING
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