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J Arthroplasty. 1997 Oct;12(7):812-8.

Tumors around implants.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom.


In 1989, A. G. Apley recommended cautious surveillance of malignant tumors that developed in association with orthopaedic implants. This retrospective review of the Bristol Bone Tumour Register between 1980 and 1992 reports on 240 malignant soft tissue sarcomas. Eighteen developed in the thigh region of patients more than 50 years old, and 4 of these developed in the soft tissues around a hip arthroplasty.

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