metastasis

Background

Aim 

 

The identification of skeletal metastasis & fixation prior to fracture

 

Incidence

 

50% of new cancer cases have metastasis

- 1% have pathological fracture

- increasing with more aggressive palliative care

 

Specific Management

Subcapital Femoral Neck Metastasis

 

Femoral Neck Metastasis MRIMetastasis Proximal Femur

 

Fractures

 

Principle

- do very poorly with fixation

- hemiarthroplasty or THR

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