In the patient with metastatic bone disease, destruction of bone threatens the structural support of the skeletal system. Osteoporosis, stress-risers, and the open-section effect result in pain, immobilization, and fractures. The establishment of more clear-cut indications for prophylactic fixation will lessen the morbidity associated with a pathologic fracture.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|