Surgery in Bone Sarcoma: Allograft vs. Megaprosthesis

Kelly C. Homlar, Jennifer L. Halpern, Herbert S. Schwartz, Ginger E. Holt

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Limb reconstruction following bone tumor resection is challenging and includes a variety of options. The most common options include endoprostheses, allograft prosthetic composites, and osteoarticular allografts. Although any anatomic location may be subject to reconstruction, some evoke more controversy than others. Currently, the most disputed sites of reconstruction are the proximal humerus and proximal tibia. The debate centers on a balance between durability (endoprosthesis) and function (allograft prosthetic composites and osteoarticular allografts). Each method has its pros and cons which must be weighed along with patient factors when deciding which to use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Orthopedics
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1405184760, 9781405184762
StatePublished - Oct 31 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • APC
  • Allograft
  • Allograft prosthetic composite
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Humerus
  • Megaprosthesis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Reconstruction
  • Tibia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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