Implant failure four years after resection and reconstruction of a femur for a chondrosarcoma.

Published online: Dec 27 1996

P L Broos, T A Drixler, T Vogten, and I De Wever.

Department of Traumatology and Emergency Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.


The authors describe an original reconstruction technique following resection for a chondrosarcoma of the femur. Although fatigue failure of the implant occurred four years later, they still think that this surgical procedure may be considered as a good treatment option in patients with a limited life expectancy.