Proximal humeral resection and reconstruction


Journal Article

Resection of the proximal humerus may be required for control of benign, primary malignant, or metastatic neoplasms. The defect created by such a resection may spare the shoulder cuff muscles and deltoid (Malawer type IA) or remove them (Malawer type IB). Reconstruction of these defects and restoration of some degree of shoulder function may be accomplished by a variety of techniques. A technique of reconstruction with a composite allograft and endoprosthesis for type IA resections and the use of a proximal humeral prosthesis for type IB resections are described, and alternative methods are discussed. Copyright © 1999 by W.B. Saunders Company.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrelson, JM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 92 - 100

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1048-6666

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1048-6666(99)80027-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus