Reconstructions of the shoulder following tumour resection.
Y Kitagawa, DM Thai, PFM Choong
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) | Published : 2007
PURPOSE: To review and compare the postoperative outcomes of 3 types of shoulder reconstructions: prosthetic arthroplasty, clavicula pro humero reconstruction, and allograft arthrodesis. METHODS: Records of 25 shoulder reconstructions following tumour resection were retrospectively reviewed. Perioperative data, oncological prognoses, postoperative complications, and functions were assessed. RESULTS: We performed 10 prosthetic arthroplasties, 7 clavicula pro humero procedures, 4 allograft arthrodeses, and 4 soft tissue reconstructions. Eight patients died of their diseases. Three developed complications and underwent revision surgery. 19 patients achieved stable shoulders. Ten patients attend..View full abstract