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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 93-B, Issue 3 | Pages 399 - 403
1 Mar 2011
Griffiths D Gikas PD Jowett C Bayliss L Aston W Skinner J Cannon S Blunn G Briggs TWR Pollock R

Between 1997 and 2007, 68 consecutive patients underwent replacement of the proximal humerus for tumour using a fixed-fulcrum massive endoprosthesis. Their mean age was 46 years (7 to 87). Ten patients were lost to follow-up and 16 patients died. The 42 surviving patients were assessed using the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Score and the Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS) at a mean follow-up of five years and 11 months (one year to ten years and nine months). The mean MSTS score was 72.3% (53.3% to 100%) and the mean TESS was 77.2% (58.6% to 100%).

Four of 42 patients received a new constrained humeral liner to reduce the risk of dislocation. This subgroup had a mean MSTS score of 77.7% and a mean TESS of 80.0%. The dislocation rate for the original prosthesis was 25.9; none of the patients with the new liner had a dislocation at a mean of 14.5 months (12 to 18).

Endoprosthetic replacement for tumours of the proximal humerus using this prosthesis is a reliable operation yielding good results without the documented problems of unconstrained prostheses. The performance of this prosthesis is expected to improve further with a new constrained humeral liner, which reduces the risk of dislocation.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 90-B, Issue 9 | Pages 1222 - 1227
1 Sep 2008
Jaiswal PK Aston WJS Grimer RJ Abudu A Carter S Blunn G Briggs TWR Cannon S

We treated 98 patients with peri-acetabular tumours by resection and reconstruction with a custom-made pelvic endoprosthesis. The overall survival of the patients was 67% at five years, 54% at ten years and 51% at 30 years. One or more complications occurred in 58.1% of patients (54), of which infection was the most common, affecting 30% (28 patients). The rate of local recurrence was 31% (29 patients) after a mean follow-up of 71 months (11 to 147). Dislocation occurred in 20% of patients (19). Before 1996 the rate was 40.5% (17 patients) but this was reduced to 3.9% (two patients) with the introduction of a larger femoral head. There were six cases of palsy of the femoral nerve with recovery in only two. Revision or excision arthroplasty was performed in 23.7% of patients (22), principally for uncontrolled infection or aseptic loosening. Higher rates of death, infection and revision occurred in men.

This method of treatment is still associated with high morbidity. Patients should be carefully selected and informed of this pre-operatively.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 82-B, Issue 8 | Pages 1209 - 1209
1 Nov 2000
Cannon S

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 79-B, Issue 3 | Pages 497 - 506
1 May 1997
Cannon S