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《Chinese Journal of Bone Tumor and Bone Disease》 2004-05
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Replacement with whole humeral prosthesis with the feature of retaining both extensor condyle and flexor condyle of humerus in the treatment of humeral bone tumor-a report of 2 cases

LI Guoyan, XU Wanpeng. Zhengzhou Orthopaedic Hospital, Zhengzhou 450052,China  
Objective To introduce a new surgical technique of replacement with whole humeral prosthesis in the treatment of humeral bone tumor meanwhile retaining the function of elbow joint. Method The humeral prosthesis has its special designed with the feature of remaining both extensor condyle and flexor condyle of humerus. The tumor was resected but remaining at least 5-7cm humeral shaft distally for implantation of prothesis.Results All cases were followed up for a period of 0.5-1 year. The short term results of these cases were satisfactory, the functions of elbow joints had been remained, tumor tissues were resected clearly without any recurrence.Conclusion By humeral prosthesis replacement with the feature of retaining both extensor condyle and flexor condyle of humerus in the treatment of humeral bone tumor, the function of affected elbow joint is remained, thus the living quality of patient improves remarkably.
【CateGory Index】: R687
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