Functional outcome and life quality after endoprosthetic reconstruction following malignant tumours around the knee

G. Skaliczki, I. Antal, J. Kiss, K. Szalay, J. Skaliczki, M. Szendrői

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Between 1993 and 2002, we treated 43 patients with malignant musculoskeletal tumours of the knee region. All patients had partial resection of the femur or tibia together with endoprosthetic replacement. We were able to follow-up 23 patients with an average follow-up of 30 (12-97) months. Complications occurred in ten cases, of which one was a case of local recurrence. Most of the patients were completely satisfied with their condition, with a decreased walking distance as the only notable restriction. There was no correlation between the functional outcome and life quality assessment and the type of the implanted prosthesis, length of resected bone and type of resection. However, patients with tumours in the distal femur had significantly better functional and life quality outcome than those with a proximal tibial tumour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-178
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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