Surgical treatment of metastatic fractures of the femur: a retrospective analysis of 142 patients.

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BACKGROUND Pathologic fractures of long bones are common complications of the metastatic disease; however, the influence of the primary tumor, the stage of metastatic disease, different surgical techniques, and the postoperative mobility on the postoperative survival has not been clearly defined. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate outcome… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181622bca

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