Proximal and total humerus reconstruction with the use of an aortograft mesh.

@article{Marulanda2010ProximalAT,
  title={Proximal and total humerus reconstruction with the use of an aortograft mesh.},
  author={German A. Marulanda and Eric R. Henderson and David D. W. Cheong and George Douglas Letson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2010},
  volume={468 11},
  pages={2896-903}
}
BACKGROUND The shoulder is commonly affected by primary and metastatic tumors. Current surgical techniques for complex shoulder reconstruction frequently result in functional deficits and instability. A synthetic mesh used in vascular surgery has the biological properties to provide mechanical constraint and improve stability after tumor related shoulder reconstruction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We describe (1) surgical technique using a synthetic mesh during humerus reconstructions; (2) functional… CONTINUE READING