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Limb Salvage pp 609-612 | Cite as

In Vitro and In Vivo Experiments of a Lengthening Element for a Modular Femur Endoprosthetic System

  • G. J. Verkerke
  • H. H. Van Den Kroonenberg
  • H. J. Grootenboer
  • R. P. H. Veth
  • H. Schraffordt Koops
  • H. K. L. Nielsen
  • J. Oldhoff
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Abstract

Malignant bone tumors often are encountered in the femur and in the knee area of children. When treated by adjuvant chemotherapy and local resection of the involved bone and adjacent tissue, the resected bone and joint can be replaced by an endoprosthesis [2]. A disadvantageous consequence of this treatment is that the other, normal leg grows much more than the resected leg. For this reason, a joint team from Groningen University Hospital and the University of Twente embarked upon a project to develop a femur endoprosthetic system that includes an element of adjustable length to match the growth of the other leg.

Keywords

Limb Salvage Malignant Bone Tumor Torsional Moment Load Eccentricity Bony Bridge 
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References

  1. 1.
    Van Krieken FM (1987) Methodical design of a modular femur endoprosthesis. University of Twente, EnschedeGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Veth RPH, Nielsen HKL, Oldhoff J, et al. (1985) The treatment of primary tumors of the femur with chemotherapy (if indicated), resection and reconstruction with an endoprosthesis. J Surg Oncol 30: 252–258PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Verkerke
    • 1
  • H. H. Van Den Kroonenberg
    • 2
  • H. J. Grootenboer
    • 2
  • R. P. H. Veth
    • 1
  • H. Schraffordt Koops
  • H. K. L. Nielsen
    • 1
  • J. Oldhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryGroningen University HospitalGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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