Revista de la Asociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión On-line ISSN 1852-7434
VEDOYA, Santiago; DEL SEL, Hernán y GARABANO, Germán. Total femoral replacement: Surgical technique in non-neoplastic disorders. Rev. Asoc. Argent. Ortop. Traumatol. [online]. 2010, vol.75, n.3, pp. 254-262. ISSN 1852-7434.
Background: Many non-neoplastic disorders can cause a significant deficit of femoral bone stock. In some cases, this deficit is so significant that the standard reconstruction procedures and prostheses cannot be used. In these patients, total femoral prostheses are required to restore limb function. Methods:We retrospectively studied 6 patients with total femoral prostheses, with 3.8 years average follow-up. Results: One patient died 45 days after surgery, another is still infected and the remaining 4 had a satisfactory outcome. Conclusions: Even if the number of evaluated patients is low, this analysis has revealed some important aspects about the surgical technique and indications of this procedure.
Palabras clave : Total Femoral prostheses; Femoral deficit; Non-neoplastic disorders.