The push-through total femoral prosthesis offers a functional alternative to total femoral replacement: a case series

@article{Gorter2017ThePT,
  title={The push-through total femoral prosthesis offers a functional alternative to total femoral replacement: a case series},
  author={Jelle Gorter and Joris J. W. Ploegmakers and Bas L E F Ten Have and Hendrik W B Schreuder and Paul C. Jutte},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2017},
  volume={41},
  pages={2237-2244}
}
Oncologic resections or complications of segmental femoral prostheses can result in severe bone loss of the femur for which a total femoral prosthesis (TFP) is required. This study assesses whether the loss of stability and function caused by the loss of muscle attachments can be improved by using a push-through total femoral endoprosthesis (PTTF), because it saves parts of the femur and its muscle attachments. In this retrospective case series, ten patients aged 25–77 (mean 54) who received a… CONTINUE READING