Long bone pathological fractures in patients with primary and metastatic bone tumours are difficult to treat and their management may alter the prognosis of the disease and jeopardize survival. The aim of this article was to review the relevant studies reporting on the management of tumour patients with pathological fractures of the long bones, to discuss the most suitable approach in these patients, to highlight specific treatment recommendations, and finally based on this analysis and our clinical practice, to propose a treatment algorithm for decision making and treatment. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Protocol of surgical treatment of long bone pathological fractures.

RUGGIERI, PIETRO;ANGELINI, ANDREA;MERCURI, MARIO
2010

Abstract

Long bone pathological fractures in patients with primary and metastatic bone tumours are difficult to treat and their management may alter the prognosis of the disease and jeopardize survival. The aim of this article was to review the relevant studies reporting on the management of tumour patients with pathological fractures of the long bones, to discuss the most suitable approach in these patients, to highlight specific treatment recommendations, and finally based on this analysis and our clinical practice, to propose a treatment algorithm for decision making and treatment. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Ruggieri P; Mavrogenis AF; Casadei R; Errani C; Angelini A; Calabrò T; Pala E; Mercuri M.
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