Growing endoprosthesis in management of bone tumours in Malaysia

Saravanan, S.; Vivek, A.S. (2007) Growing endoprosthesis in management of bone tumours in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 62 (5). p. 418. ISSN 0300-5283

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    Abstract

    This is to report on the use of growing endoprosthesis, also known as lengthening prosthesis in the management of four patients in the paedriatic age group in the Orthopaedic Oncolgy Unit at University Malaya Medical Centre. These are custom made prosthesis, designed and made in India based on measured roentrograms. The ages of these patients vary from 6 to 13 years old. These are cases of Osteosarcoma and Ewing�s sarcoma around the knee. This is the first time these custom made prosthesis have ever been used in Malaysia. We feel that this is a feasible option for limb salvage in the treatment of primary bone tumours in growing children.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
    Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Growing endoprosthesis, Bone tumours
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
    Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 09:37
    Last Modified: 03 Aug 2012 09:37
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3604

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