Document Type



Orthopaedic Surgery


Objective: To evaluate the oncological and functional outcomes of bone tumour patients who underwent reconstruction with mega prosthesis.
Methodology: A retrospective study was conducted in the department of Orthopaedics Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. All the paediatric and adult age group patients diagnosed with malignant, benign and metastatic bone tumours and meeting the inclusion criteria were selected and analysed. Retrospective data was collected from January 2008-January 2018.
Results: Sixty-two patients, 30 (48.4%) females and 32 (51.6%) males. were included in the study. Of these 57 (92%) cases had involvement of the lower limb. The mean age was 36.95±19.1 years with a range of 9-81 years. The duration of patients follow up was from 1-124 months (mean 32.7±36.43 months). There were 29 (47%) malignant cases. The most commonly occurring tumour site was distal femur and proximal femur. There were 53 (85%) primary surgeries (first time conducted surgeries) while 9(15%) revision surgeries were done. Major complications were encountered in 19 (30.6%) patients and 13 (20.9%) had minor complications. Post-surgery local recurrence occurred in 2 (3.2%) patients while 7 (11.2%) had distant metastasis. In functional outcomes the mean MSTS score of our patients was 72.09±26.43. The survival rate was 69.8% with 45 patients recovered.
Conclusions: With a good patient selection, adherence to the principles of tumour surgery and an adequate applied knowledge of mega prosthesis insertion, a good functional outcome was achieved.

Publication (Name of Journal)

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association