Treatment of humeral pathological fractures by internal fixation and methylmetacrylate injection.


Between 1986 and 1993, 18 patients with complete or impending fractures of the humerus were treated using Hacketall rods in association with semi-liquid methylmetacrylate after excision of the metastatic lesion. Methylmetacrylate was always injected proximally and distally to the curetted bone through drill holes. Fourteen patients had a pathological… (More)