Patient-specific and standardised orthopaedic implants are used to save and restore the function of limbs and joints.
Oncological implants are available for limb salvage, complex joint replacement, and prosthetic attachment.
More specifically, indications include:
Primary bone tumours; Secondary tumour arising in bone; Non neoplastic conditions affecting the shafts of the long bones; Failed joint replacements; Failed massive replacements
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