Early follow-up of a custom non-fluted diaphyseal press-fit tumour prosthesis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the early results of a custom non-fluted diaphyseal press-fit stem for use with the global modular replacement system (GMRS) tumour prosthesis and the early complications associated with this implant. METHODS: A total of 53 patients (54 implants) were identified from a prospective database where a custom non-fluted diaphyseal press-fit stem was used as part of the reconstruction of the limb. All patients had a minimum of 22 months of follow-up. RESULTS: The rates of stem revision for any reason were calculated. The median follow-up was 36 months (range 22-85 months). Aseptic loosening was not observed in any patient. CONCLUSIONS: At early term follow-up, an uncemented non-fluted stem used with the GMRS tumour endoprosthesis provides a stable bone-prosthesis interface with no evidence of aseptic loosening.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O'Donnell, PW; Griffin, AM; Eward, WC; Sternheim, A; Wunder, JS; Ferguson, PC

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 123 - 127

PubMed ID

  • 24005239

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3890120

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-5195

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00264-013-2078-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany