The augmentive use of methyl methacrylate in the management of pathologic fractures.

Methyl methacrylate is a useful adjunct to obtain secure internal fixation in the treatment of comminuted pathologic fractures. This method was used in 73 patients with 81 pathologic fractures of whom only four failed to regain function in the extremity which was operated upon. While it is probable that methyl methacrylate may have an adverse effect on… (More)