Surgical treatment of skeletal metastatic lesions of the proximal femur: endoprosthesis or reconstruction nail?

@article{Wedin2005SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of skeletal metastatic lesions of the proximal femur: endoprosthesis or reconstruction nail?},
  author={Rikard Wedin and Henrik C. F. Bauer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={
          1653-7
        }
}
  • R. WedinH. Bauer
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
We report positive and negative factors associated with the most commonly-used methods of reconstruction after pathological fracture of the proximal femur. The study was based on 142 patients treated surgically for 146 metastatic lesions between 1996 and 2003. The local rate of failure was 10.3% (15 of 146). Of 37 operations involving osteosynthetic devices, six failed (16.2%) compared with nine (8.3%) in 109 operations involving endoprostheses. Of nine cases of prosthetic failure, four were… 

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