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Allograft Prosthesis Composite (APC) and Megaprostheses

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In cases of pronounced defects of the proximal femur, it can be replaced by an allograft, as a so-called allograft prosthesis composite (APC), or by a prosthetic component acting as a proximal femoral replacement. The former technique (APC) is more likely to be considered in younger patients and the proximal femoral replacement in older patients. If it is no longer possible to anchor a prosthetic stem in the femur, an intramedullary (push-through prosthesis) or extramedullary total endoprosthetic femoral replacement is required. This chapter reviews the principles, surgical techniques, and outcomes reported in the literature.

Keywords

  • Allograft prosthesis composite
  • Megaprosthesis
  • Proximal femoral replacement
  • Total femoral replacement

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Fink, B. (2022). Allograft Prosthesis Composite (APC) and Megaprostheses. In: Femoral Revision Arthroplasty. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-84821-7_9

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