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Derek Donegan, Michael Huo, Michael Leslie

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Michael Baumgaertner

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Total femur replacement

1. Principles

It is important to achieve stability of both the hip joint and the knee joint, as well as reestablishing symmetrical leg length and rotation.

2. Surgical technique

The detailed description of this complex surgical technique is beyond the scope of the AO Surgery Reference.

This type of operation is most often performed by the most experienced orthopedic oncologists, or those surgeons with extensive and high-volume revision total joint arthroplasty experience.

Total femur replacement