Management of Bone Defects Around the Elbow

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2015
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Medical University of Vienna

Brief Summary:


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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Tumor Fracture Cancer Procedure: HMRS

Detailed Description:

Type of prosthesis:


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Modular Prosthetic Reconstruction of Major Bone Defects of the Distal Humerus.
Study Start Date : December 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2010

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Patients with major bone defects around the elbow.
Procedure: HMRS
Modular prosthetic replacement of the humerus and elbow.

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

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

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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 (NCT number): NCT00873145

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

Responsible Party: Dr. Philipp T. Funovics, Medical University of Vienna Identifier: NCT00873145     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: funovics1
First Posted: April 1, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2015
Last Verified: March 2009

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