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Use of metal proximal radial endoprostheses for treatment of non-traumatic disorders: a case series

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We have reviewed five adult patients treated with endoprosthetic reconstruction of the proximal radius following resection of non-traumatic lesions. The patients had a mean age of 33.4 years (20 to 60) at the time of surgery and the mean follow-up was 7.6 years (0.8 to 16). Following surgery, all elbows were clinically stable and there was 100% survivorship of the prosthesis. Evaluation of function was assessed clinically and by the Mayo Elbow Performance Score, achieving a mean of 86% (70 to 100). Results at medium-term follow-up are encouraging with regards to elbow stability, implant survivorship and functional outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1685-9
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume
Volume92
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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