Total femur replacement procedures in tumor treatment.

  title={Total femur replacement procedures in tumor treatment.},
  author={Henry J. Mankin and Francis Hornicek and Michael Harris},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
UNLABELLED Replacement of bone segments after resection of a tumor-containing bone has a long history, and currently metallic implants and allografts have reasonable rates of success in terms of patient survival and restoration of useful function. Total femoral resections for extensive tumors are uncommon but clearly represent a major problem, which in the past has required hip disarticulations. In recent years, resection and replacement using custom metallic implants and more recently modular… CONTINUE READING
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