Comparative analysis of surgical interventions in the treatment of patients with metastatic lesions of the femur in combination with pathological fractures

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One of the most severe complications of metastatic lesion of the skeleton is the development of a pathological fracture, which not only affects the quality of life, makes it difficult to carry out adequate systemic treatment, but also has a negative effect on survival. In case of a pathological fracture, the main method of treatment is a surgical method. The main goal of the correction is to achieve stability and reduce metastatic pain in the area of damage or fracture. Today, the most popular organ-preserving operations for metastatic lesions of the femur in combination with pathological fractures are endoprosthesis and intramedullary osteosynthesis. In this paper, a comparative analysis of the results of their use is carried out, the advantages and disadvantages of each of the methods are described.

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Jun Wang

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Moscow, Russian Federation

N. V Kharchenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Moscow, Russian Federation


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