Salvage of the upper extremity in cases of tumorous destruction of the proximal humerus

@article{Fuhrmann2000SalvageOT,
  title={Salvage of the upper extremity in cases of tumorous destruction of the proximal humerus},
  author={Ren{\'e}e AE Fuhrmann and Andreas Roth and Rolf A. Venbrocks},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology},
  year={2000},
  volume={126},
  pages={337-344}
}
Malignant bone tumours or metastasis of the upper humerus may cause significant loss of function especially in those patients with resectional arthroplasty of the shoulder. One method for achieving functional reconstruction of the humerus concerned is replacement with a modular endoprosthesis. Little is known about clinical and radiologicial results in these rare circumstances. Between 1993 and 1997 we treated 21 patients (22 shoulders) with enlarged osteolytic destructions of the proximal… CONTINUE READING