Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

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Tumor 242 articles


Computer-assisted Tumor Surgery in Malignant Bone Tumors

Kwok Chuen Wong MD, Shekhar Madhukar Kumta MD

Small recent case series using CT-based navigation suggest such approaches may aid in surgical planning and improve accuracy of intended resections, but the accuracy and clinical use have not been confirmed.

Surgical Technique: Tibia Cortical Strut Autograft Interposition Arthrodesis After Distal Radius Resection

Michiel A. J. Sande MD, PhD, Niels H. W. Geldorp MSc, P. D. Sander Dijkstra MD, PhD, Antonie H. M. Taminiau MD, PhD

Distal radius reconstruction after en bloc tumor resection remains a surgical challenge. Although several surgical techniques, either reconstructing the wrist or achieving a stable arthrodesis, have been described, it is unclear to what degree these restore function.

Giant Cell Tumor With Pathologic Fracture: Should We Curette or Resect?

Lizz Heijden MSc, P. D. Sander Dijkstra MD, PhD, Domenico A. Campanacci MD, PhD, C. L. Max H. Gibbons MD, PhD, Michiel A. J. Sande MD, PhD

Approximately one in five patients with giant cell tumor of bone presents with a pathologic fracture. However, recurrence rates after resection or curettage differ substantially in the literature and it is unclear when curettage is reasonable after fracture.

Using the CUSUM Test to Control the Proportion of Inadequate Open Biopsies of Musculoskeletal Tumors

David J. Biau MD, PhD, Kurt R. Weiss MD, MSc, Rej S. Bhumbra PhD, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Darin Davidson MD, MSc, Chris Brown MD, PhD, Jay S. Wunder MD, MSc, Peter C. Ferguson MD, MSc

Biopsies of musculoskeletal tumors lead to alterations in treatment in almost 20% of cases. Control charts are useful to ensure that a process is operating at a predetermined level of performance, although their use has not been demonstrated in assessing the adequacy of musculoskeletal biopsies.

Joint-preserving Tumor Resection and Reconstruction Using Image-guided Computer Navigation

Kwok Chuen Wong MD, Shekhar Madhukar Kumta MD

Joint-preserving surgery is performed in select patients with bone sarcomas of extremities and allows patients to retain the native joint with better joint function. However, recurrences may relate to achieving adequate margins and there is frequently little room for error in tumors close to the joint surface. Further, the tumor margin on preoperative CT and/or MR images is difficult to transpose to the actual extent of tumor in the bone in the operating room.

Haptic Robot-assisted Surgery Improves Accuracy of Wide Resection of Bone Tumors: A Pilot Study

Fazel Khan MD, Andrew Pearle MD, Christopher Lightcap PhD, Patrick J. Boland MD, John H. Healey MD

Accurate reproduction of the preoperative plan at the time of surgery is critical for wide resection of primary bone tumors. Robotic technology can potentially help the surgeon reproduce a given preoperative plan, but yielding control of cutting instruments to a robot introduces potentially serious complications. We developed a novel passive (“haptics”) robot-assisted resection technique for primary bone sarcomas that takes advantage of robotic accuracy while still leaving control of the cutting instrument in the hands of the surgeon.

Staples Equal Sutures for Skin Closure After Soft Tissue Tumor Resection

David C. Moore BA, Meredith H. Sellers BA, Kristin R. Archer PhD, DPT, Herbert S. Schwartz MD, Ginger E. Holt MD

Wound closure accounts for a relatively constant portion of the time required to complete a surgical case. Both longer closure times and wound infections contribute to higher medical costs and patient morbidity.

Orthopaedic Case of the Month: Pulsatile Soft Tissue Mass

Megan E. Anderson MD, Jeffrey D. Goldsmith MD, Mary G. Hochman MD, Amir Taghinia MD

Compressive Osseointegration Into a Custom Acetabular Implant Masquerading as Tumor Recurrence: A Case Report

Adam J. Schwartz MD, Christopher P. Beauchamp MD

Compressive osseointegration is a durable method of method of achieving fixation in long-bone reconstruction, and radiographic findings are well described. The radiographic appearance of integration into the pelvis is poorly defined in the available literature.

Which Treatment is the Best for Giant Cell Tumors of the Distal Radius? A Meta-analysis

Yu-peng Liu MD, PhD, Kang-hua Li MD, Bu-hua Sun MD, PhD

Intralesional excision and en bloc resection are used to treat giant cell tumors (GCTs) of the distal radius. However, it is unclear whether one provides lower rates of recurrences and fewer complications, and whether the use of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) after curettage reduces the risk of recurrence.