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Metastatic bone disease 

Metastatic bone disease
Metastatic bone disease

Panagiotis D. Gikas

and Timothy W.R. Briggs

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date: 26 May 2022

Metastatic pathological fractures rarely unite, even if stabilized

Never rush to fix a pathological fracture; traction or splintage will suffice while investigations are performed and surgical intervention discussed

When surgery is indicated for spinal metastases, both decompression and stabilization are generally required

Implants should allow immediate weight-bearing and last the lifetime of the patient

Always use a multidisciplinary team.

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