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Management of Bone Defects Around the Elbow

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Medical University of Vienna Identifier:
First received: March 31, 2009
Last updated: April 14, 2015
Last verified: March 2009


Bone defects of the distal humerus require complex reconstructions, for which standard prostheses may be insufficient. The researchers therefore investigated the clinical and radiological outcome of elbow reconstructions by megaprostheses.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: HMRS

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Modular Prosthetic Reconstruction of Major Bone Defects of the Distal Humerus.

Further study details as provided by Medical University of Vienna:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Survival [ Time Frame: 20 Years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Prosthetic Survival [ Time Frame: 20 Years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with major bone defects around the elbow.
Procedure: HMRS
Modular prosthetic replacement of the humerus and elbow.

Detailed Description:

Type of prosthesis:



Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with major bone defects around the elbow and/or distal humerus due to cancer or failed arthroplasty.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HMRS of the elbow, distal humerus or total humerus

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwillingness to participate
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00873145

Medical University of Vienna Department of Orthopaedics
Vienna, Austria, 1090
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical University of Vienna
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Philipp T. Funovics, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT00873145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: funovics1
Study First Received: March 31, 2009
Last Updated: April 14, 2015

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