Megaprostheses in Orthopaedic Practice-indications, Prospects and Challenges
Introduction: In the case of primary malignant tumors, extensive metastatic disease, major trauma or end-stage revision arthroplasty, the orthopaedic surgeon often has to deal with the need to reconstruct large skeletal defects, or replace bone of low quality. In recent past as part of our therapeutic armamentaria, this was frequently impossible.
Methods: This was a prospective descriptive study of consecutive patient who presented to the Daisyland orthopaedic hospital Jos since 2016 and had joint replacement using Mega prostheses.
Results: Seven patients had Arthroplasty using Megaprosthesis of which all of them where females. Their mean age was 70.7(±9.8) years, the mean hospital stay was 5.7(±1.2) days and they were all discharged home on full weight bearing.