The results of total humeral replacement following excision for primary bone tumour.

  title={The results of total humeral replacement following excision for primary bone tumour.},
  author={Ajay Puri and Ashish Gulia},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={94 9},
  • A. PuriA. Gulia
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Rarely, the extent of a malignant bone tumour may necessitate resection of the complete humerus to achieve adequate oncological clearance. We present our experience with reconstruction in such cases using a total humeral endoprosthesis (THER) in 20 patients (12 male and eight female) with a mean age of 22 years (6 to 59). We assessed the complications, the oncological and functional outcomes and implant survival. Surgery was performed between June 2001 and October 2009. The diagnosis included… 

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