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Modular megaprostheses for lower-extremity reconstruction offers few complications

July 6, 2015

Recently published data demonstrated the use of modular megaprostheses for reconstruction of skeletal defects caused by sarcomas of the lower extremities resulted in a low risk of mechanical complications and a high limb salvage rate.

Researchers retrospectively analyzed 52 patients who underwent surgery for bone sarcomas in the lower extremities with subsequent reconstruction using the METS cemented modular megaprostheses implant system (Stanmore Implants). Twenty-seven reconstructions were performed with a METS distal femur prosthesis, 13 reconstructions were completed with a proximal femur prosthesis, 11 reconstructions were completed with a proximal tibia prosthesis and one was completed with a total femoral implant.

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Aurora Spine announces launch of new minimally invasive surgery lumbar interbody cage

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Short-term complications low following hip arthroscopy In the Journals

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Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Current Concepts

Orthopedics, June 2015, Volume 38 Issue 6
Scoliosis is a common deformity in neuromuscular disorders. This spinal deformity usually presents at an early age…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

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VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

VIDEO: Bosco talks value-based payments

June 29, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — At the American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, spoke…
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