Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Symposium: 2013 Meetings of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and the International Society of Limb Salvage 1 article

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Frequent Complications and Severe Bone Loss Associated With the Repiphysis Expandable Distal Femoral Prosthesis

Cara A. Cipriano MD, Irina S. Gruzinova BS, Rachel M. Frank MD, Steven Gitelis MD, Walter W. Virkus MD

The treatment of choice for distal femur malignancies in skeletally immature patients remains controversial. An expandable endoprosthesis device (Repiphysis Limb Salvage System; Wright Medical Technology, Arlington, TN, USA) allows for limb preservation and noninvasive lengthening but has been associated with significant complications; however, the extent and implications of bone loss associated with this implant have not been reported.