Metastatic disease of bone in orthopedic surgery

H. S. Sherry, R. N. Levy, R. S. Siffert

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Metastases to the skeleton is the most common of all bone neoplasms, and more than 80% are from carcinoma of the breast, prostate, lung, and kidney. The principles of surgery for metastatic pathologic fractures include an aggressive first procedure, replacing as much defective bone as possible, and returning the patient to a functional state as early as possible. Utilizing the principles of civil engineering and reinforced concrete, a series of pathologic fractures were treated with deformed rods and methylmethacrylate. A 95% incidence of excellent results was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
StatePublished - 1982


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