Modified total humeral replacement on unusual osteosarcoma o
Osteosarcoma of the humerus is an unusual case. In order to salvage the limb, resection followed with total humeral replacement is preferred. In situations where those prostheses are not available, a technique of modified total humeral replacement could be used.

A 20-year-old female patient came with osteosarcoma of the right humerus accompanied by pathological humeral shaft fracture, with the onset of six months. The lesion extended along the proximal to distal part of humerus. The patient underwent a neoadjuvant chemotherapy before surgery and a limb salvage surgery by wide excision of the humerus and reconstruction using modified total humeral replacement was performed. Modifications to the shoulder hemiarthoplasty and total elbow prostheses were made, so both prostheses could join as one unit.

Source: International journal of surgery case reports

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