An extendable modular endoprosthetic system for bone tumour management in the leg

G.J. Verkerke, H. Schraffordt Koops, R.P.H. Veth, H.H. van den Kroonenberg, H.J. Grootenboer, H.K.L. Nielsen, J. Oldhoff, A. Postma

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Abstract

A modular endoprosthetic system has been developed at the Groningen University Hospital and the University of Twente. The system can bridge a defect resulting from the resection of a malignant bone tumour which has developed around the knee joint of a child. Since the other healthy leg continues to grow, the system includes an element whose length can be adjusted non-invasively by using an external magnetic field. In addition to this lengthening element, there are one hip and two knee components, connectors of various lengths, and fixation elements. The paper describes the elements of the modular endoprosthetic system. Tables are created by means of which the elemental composition of such an endoprosthesis can be determined for each individual patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
JournalJournal of biomedical engineering
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Tumour
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Limb salvage
  • Modular system

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