Development and test of an extendable endoprosthesis for bone reconstruction in the leg

G.J. Verkerke, H. Schaffordt koops, R.P.H. Veth, H.J. Grootenboer, L.J. de Boer, J. Oldhoff, A. Postma

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    Abstract

    A malignant bone tumour may develop in the femur of a child. In the majority of cases it will be necessary to resect the bone involved, growth plate and adjacent tissues. A modular endoprosthetic system has been developed which can be extended non-invasively to bridge the defect resulting from such a resection. Elongation is achieved by using an external magnetic field. In vitro tests with a prototype showed that the lengthening element met all requirements. Six animal experiments showed that the lengthening element also functioned in vivo.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155-162
    JournalInternational journal of artificial organs
    Volume17
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

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