The Carbofix™ “Piccolo Proximal femur nail”: A new perspective for treating proximal femur lesion. A technique report

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Abstract

Metastases to proximal femur are common and surgery is often suggested to prevent fractures; otherwise it is necessary in cases where this has already occurred. Adjuvant radiotherapy is necessary to reduce the risk of local progression. Nevertheless, the success or failure of radiation therapy treatments depends upon the accuracy in which target identification is correct and dose prescription is fulfilled. Unfortunately, the use of titanium nails consistently limits radiation dose; indeed, the presence of ferromagnetic artifacts interferes with target identification. We present the technique for implant a new carbon fiber nail useful to reduce the ferromagnetic artifacts which allows a better adjuvant radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016

Keywords

  • Artifacts
  • Osteolysis
  • Pathologic fracture
  • Proximal femur metastases
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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