Modular prostheses for metastatic the proximal femur bone tumor of

Akihiro Tan, Shunji Nishimura, Masao Akagi, Chiaki Hamanishi, Kanji Fukuda
2010 lik•AP Acta Med Kinki Univ 0 •   unpublished
Medicine, Abstract Between 1993 and 2010, 10 patients (4 men and 6 women ; 10 hips) underwent proximal femoral replacement secondary to metastatic disease using the Howmedica Modular Resection System. The mean age was 55 years (range : 24-68 years). The most common diagnosis (3 out of 10) was breast cancer. Five pathologic fractures were noted. Eight patients could ambulate with full weight-bearing postoperatively and an abduction brace was not necessary. Six patients died of their diseases at
more » ... their diseases at 6-30 months postoperatively. No dislocations, infections, nor reoperations occurred. Proximal femoral replacement provides excellent pain relief and good restoration of function when more simple reconstructive options are not feasible.