Prosthetic replacement of a chondrosarcoma of the upper end of the femur: a 43-year follow-up.


In January 1951 a 31-year-old woman was treated for lowgrade chondrosarcoma in the intertrochanteric region of the left femur. This was resected and replaced with a custommade acrylic prosthesis (Bingold 1972). The outcome was satisfactory for 3.5 years until the patient fell and broke the prosthesis at the head-neck junction. After a few weeks a steel… (More)


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