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Metastatic bone disease 

Metastatic bone disease
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Metastatic bone disease
Author(s):

Panagiotis D. Gikas

and Timothy W.R. Briggs

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.002007
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date: 13 December 2019

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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