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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 99-B, Issue 6 | Pages 841 - 848
1 Jun 2017
Hipfl C Stihsen C Puchner SE Kaider A Dominkus M Funovics PT Windhager R


Pelvic reconstruction after the resection of a tumour around the acetabulum is a challenging procedure due to the complex anatomy and biomechanics. Several pelvic endoprostheses have been introduced, but the rates of complication remain high. Our aim was to review the use of a stemmed acetabular pedestal cup in the management of these patients.

Patients and Methods

The study involved 48 patients who underwent periacetabular reconstruction using a stemmed pedestal cup (Schoellner cup; Zimmer Biomet Inc., Warsaw, Indiana) between 2000 and 2013. The indications for treatment included a primary bone tumour in 27 patients and metastatic disease in 21 patients. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 52 years (16 to 83).

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 98-B, Issue 6 | Pages 772 - 779
1 Jun 2016
Stihsen C Hipfl C Kubista B Funovics PT Dominkus M Giurea A Windhager R


Until now, there has been no consensus as to whether stemmed acetabular components are appropriate for use in patients undergoing revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) who have major acetabular defects or pelvic discontinuity. We wished to address this deficiency in the literature.

Patients and Methods

We carried out a retrospective study of 35 patients (six men and 29 women) with a mean age of 68 years (37 to 87), with major acetabular defects who underwent revision THA between 2000 and 2012.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 85-B, Issue 2 | Pages 231 - 237
1 Mar 2003
Holzer G Krepler P Koschat MA Grampp S Dominkus M Kotz R

We studied the bone mineral density (BMD) of 48 long-term survivors of highly malignant osteosarcoma who had been treated according to the chemotherapy protocols of the German- Swiss-Austrian Co-operative Osteosarcoma Study Group which include high-dose methotrexate. The mean age of the patients was 31 ± 4.2 years and the mean follow-up 16 ± 2.2 years. The BMD of the lumbar spine and of the proximal femur of the non-operated side was measured by dual- energy x-ray absorptiometry. A questionnaire was given to determine life-style factors, medical history and medication. Ten patients were osteoporotic, 21 osteopenic and 17 normal according to the WHO definition.

Eighteen patients suffered fractures after receiving chemotherapy and all had significantly lower levels of BMD for all the sites measured.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 84-B, Issue 3 | Pages 401 - 406
1 Apr 2002
Mittermayer F Windhager R Dominkus M Krepler P Schwameis E Sluga M Kotz R Strasser G

In 251 patients over a period of 15 years an uncemented Kotz modular femoral and tibial reconstruction mega prosthesis was implanted after resection of a malignant tumour of the lower limb. Twenty-one patients (8.4%) underwent revision for aseptic loosening, again using an uncemented prosthesis, and five of these required a further revision procedure. The median follow-up time from the first revision was 60 months (11 to 168) and after a second revision, 33 months (2 to 50). The probability of a patient avoiding aseptic loosening for ten years was 96% for a proximal femoral, 76% for a distal femoral and 85% for a proximal tibial implant.

At the time of follow-up all radiographs were assessed according to the International Symposium of Limb Salvage criteria. The first radiological signs of aseptic loosening were always seen at the most proximal or distal part of the anchorage stem at a mean of 12 months (4 to 23) after the first implantation. Using the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society score for evaluation, the clinical results showed a mean of 88% of normal function.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 84-B, Issue 2 | Pages 249 - 251
1 Mar 2002
Sluga M Windhager R Pfeiffer M Dominkus M Kotz R

We treated 106 patients with a peripheral osteoid osteoma by conventional surgical methods; 81 had curettage and 25 en-bloc resection.

The rate of local recurrence after curettage was 12% and after en-bloc resection 4.5%. Postoperative fractures were observed in 3% after curettage and in 4.5% after en-bloc resection.

We compared our findings with those reported in the literature after minimally invasive treatment and concluded that curettage can be regarded as the treatment of choice in patients in whom minimally invasive methods do not offer any advantage, for example, for subperiosteal tumours which are readily accessible, or when the diagnosis is unclear and further histological analysis is required.