Palliative surgery for proximal tibial metastasis using percutaneous femoro-tibial intramedullary nailing

  • Mahmoud AliEmail author
  • Paul Harrington
Case Report


We report the case of an 80-year-old woman treated by palliative knee arthrodesis for metastasis of the proximal left tibia secondary to bladder carcinoma, using percutaneous femoro-tibial intramedullary arthrodesis nailing.


Proximal tibia metastasis Knee arthrodesis Femoro-tibial nailing 

Traitement palliatif pour métastases proximales du tibia par enclouage centro-médullaire fémoro-tibial


Les auteurs rapportent l’observation d’une femme de 80 ans traitée pour une métastase du tibia proximal gauche secondaire à un cancer de la vessie, par une arthrodèse au moyen d’un clou centromédullaire fémoro-tibial.

Mots clés

Métastase du tibia proximal Arthrodèse de genou Enclouage fémoro-tibial 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLouth/Meath Group Hospitals DundalkIreland

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