Protocol of surgical treatment of long bone pathological fractures

Pietro Ruggieri, Andreas F. Mavrogenis, Roberto Casadei, Costantino Errani, Andrea Angelini, Teresa Calabrò, Elisa Pala, Mario Mercuri

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Long bone pathological fractures in patients with primary and metastatic bone tumours are difficult to treat and their management may alter the prognosis of the disease and jeopardize survival. The aim of this article was to review the relevant studies reporting on the management of tumour patients with pathological fractures of the long bones, to discuss the most suitable approach in these patients, to highlight specific treatment recommendations, and finally based on this analysis and our clinical practice, to propose a treatment algorithm for decision making and treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161-1167
Number of pages7
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


  • Amputation
  • Bone tumours
  • Chemotherapy
  • Limb salvage surgery
  • Metastatic bone disease
  • Pathological fractures
  • Radiation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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