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Use of endoprosthetic diaphyseal replacement: a novel approach to management of extensive metastatic tumor of the midshaft radius

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We report the first use of an endoprosthetic diaphyseal replacement after the excision of a midshaft radial tumor. We present a rare case of a solitary midshaft radial metastasis in a 72-year-old gentleman who was treated 8 years earlier for primary renal cell carcinoma by radical nephrectomy. Follow-up for this patient was 25 months after implant insertion and at the latest review was pain-free. Functional scores for the elbow (using the Mayo Elbow Performance Score) and the wrist (using the Mayo Wrist Score) were 80 and 60, respectively, both out of 100. Use of a midshaft radial endoprosthesis provides a good functional outcome and symptom relief after extensive tumor resection, with regard to functional outcome and symptom relief.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-6
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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