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Uncemented three-dimensional-printed prosthetic reconstruction for massive bone defects of the proximal tibia

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 2018
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Title
Uncemented three-dimensional-printed prosthetic reconstruction for massive bone defects of the proximal tibia
Published in
World Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12957-018-1333-6
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Authors

Minxun Lu, Yongjiang Li, Yi Luo, Wenli Zhang, Yong Zhou, Chongqi Tu

Abstract

Currently, it is challenging to treat massive bone defects of proximal tibia. Although numerous methods are available for reconstruction with epiphysis preservation, limitations in knee function and complications are noted with these methods. Our paper describes our attempt to reconstruct a marked defect in the proximal tibia with an uncemented three-dimensional (3D)-printed prosthesis and to evaluate the prosthesis design and short-term outcomes. A 15-year-old boy with metaphyseal osteosarcoma of the tibia underwent intercalary allograft reconstruction following wide tumour resection with epiphysis preservation. However, chronic allograft rejection and/or infection occurred after the surgery and a sinus tract was formed. The rejection and/or infection process was successfully stopped by the removal of the graft and implantation of an antibiotic-loaded cement spacer; however, the limb function was poor. Because of the irregular shape of the defect and the excessively short length of the residual proximal tibia, we used the 3D printing technology to design and fabricate a personalised prosthesis to reconstruct the defect, with the preservation of the knee joint. At the last follow-up at 26 months, the patient had satisfactory limb function. The 3D-printed prosthesis may be a feasible option in the reconstruction of tibial metaphyseal defects with the preservation of the knee joint. Moreover, it can result in good postoperative function and low complication rates. However, a long-term follow-up is required to clarify its long-term outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 15%
Student > Postgraduate 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 16 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 27%
Engineering 9 15%
Materials Science 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 23 39%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 May 2018.
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