The authors report on two groups of patients (each with 12) with primary bone tumors of the humerus who underwent either a classical Tikhoff-Linberg (T-L) procedure or a modified technique by which the body of the scapula was saved. The latter procedure was an “en bloc” resection of the glenohumeral joint after an extra-capsular osteotomy of the neck of the scapula, followed by reconstruction with a modular prosthesis. Indications, perioperative differences, and complications of both procedures are discussed. Besides producing better aesthetic and functional results, the modified technique offered the advantages of shorter anesthesia time, less blood loss, and a better anchorage of the prosthesis. The results of this study show that the proposed modification of the T-L procedure is indicated in patients with bone tumors of the proximal humerus in which invasion of the joint capsule is present without macroscopic involvement of the glenoid.
|Autori:||CAPANNA R; VAN HORN JR; BIAGINI R; RUGGIERI P; FERRUZZI A; CAMPANACCI M|
|Titolo:||The Tikhoff-Linberg procedure for bone tumors of the proximal humerus: the classical extensive technique versus a modified transglenoid resection|
|Anno del prodotto:||1990|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF00439380|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|