Proximal humerus reconstructions for tumors.

  title={Proximal humerus reconstructions for tumors.},
  author={Benjamin Kyle Potter and Sheila Conway Adams and John David Pitcher and Theodore I. Malinin and H. Thomas Temple},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={467 4},
UNLABELLED The optimal method for reconstructing the proximal humerus in patients with tumors is controversial. To determine functional outcomes and complication rates after different types of reconstructions, we reviewed a consecutive series of 49 patients who underwent proximal humerus resection and osteoarticular allograft (17 patients), allograft-prosthetic composite (16), or endoprosthetic (16) reconstruction. Operative indications included primary malignancies (24 patients), metastatic… CONTINUE READING
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