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Novel endoprosthesis for limb sparing of canine distal radius osteosarcoma patients - A modular approach

S Shetye, S Ryan, N Ehrhart, C Puttlitz

ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B | Published : 2011


Distal radius osteosarcoma accounts for nearly 10% of all cancer-related maladies within the canine population. Traditional methods of treatment include amputation and/or chemotherapy. A major increase in survival rates (from 10% to 60%) with the combined use of these two techniques has now directed research towards saving the limbs of these patients. Massive cortical bone allografts, metal endoprosthesis and distraction osteogenesis are some of the available limb sparing approaches that have been investigated. Distraction osteogenesis requires surgeon expertise and significant post-operative intervention. Cortical allografts require the maintenance of a bone bank. Furthermore, they are asso..

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