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Megaprosthesis in Metastases of the Shoulder

  • Vincenzo Denaro
  • Alberto Di Martino
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Abstract

The purpose of treatment for patients with skeletal metastases and pathologic fractures is a singular performance that allows for functional reconstruction. The most common surgical procedure is resection of the metastatic lesion and prosthetic reconstruction. Given the recent developments of new prosthetic implants, the metastatic disease to the proxymal humerus is more often treated surgically by the use of arthroplasty implants. The majority of patients will survive for a significant time after surgery, and hence a stable and pain-free limb should be the goal. When prosthesis implants are used, this allows for a good pain control, despite a poor functional outcome.

Keywords

Shoulder metastases Megaprosthesis Surgery Functional outcome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma SurgeryUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly

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