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Table 4 Previous reports regarding surgical procedures for femoral metastatic lesions

From: Intramedullary nailing has sufficient durability for metastatic femoral fractures

Study Number of case IMN EPR Plating and cementation Other procedure Result (reoperation, complication)
Nilsson at al. [7] 2008 245 55 (22.4 %) 157 (64.1 %) 30 (12.2 %) 3 (1.2 %) Reoperation: 1.8 % IMN, 9.1 % ORIF
Sarahrudi et al. [8] 2009 139 94 (67.6 %) 23 (16.5 %) 15 (10.8 %) 7 (5.1 %) Complication: 3.2 % IMN, 8.6 % EPR, 20 % ORIF
Mavrogenis et al. [9] 2011 110 53 (48.2 %) 57 (51.8 %) Complication: 1.9 % IMN, 8.8 % EPR
Weiss et al. [13] 2013 196 108 (55.1 %) 82 (41.8 %) 6 (3.1 %) Reoperation: 9.3 % IMN, 6.1 % ORIF
Harvey at al. [10] 2012 159 46 (28.9 %) 113 (71.1 %) Reoperation: 26.1 % IMN, 8.0 % EPR
Revision: 21.7 % IMN, 2.7 % EPR
Steensma at al. [11] 2012 298 82 (27.5 %) 197 (66.1 %) 19 (6.4 %) Reoperation: 6.1 % IMN, 3.0 % EPR, 42.1 % ORIF
Alvi at al. [12] 2013 53 16 (30.2 %) 36 (67.9 %) 1 (1.9 %) Revision: 35.6 % IMN
Current study 186 80 (43.0 %) 95 (51.1 %) 8 (4.3 %) 3 (1.6 %) Revision: 3.8 % IMN
  1. IMN intramedullary nailing, EPR endoprosthetic reconstruction, ORIF open reduction and internal fixation