Published in Cancer Weekly, December 30th, 2003
"A noninvasive expandable prosthesis for skeletally immature children after limb salvage surgery has been developed. Between 1998 and 2001, 18 Phenix prostheses were implanted in 15 pediatric patients who had been diagnosed and treated for osteosarcoma about the knee. Of the 15 original prostheses, 10 were implanted at the time of primary tumor resection and five were revisions from an endoprosthetic modular knee system," scientists in the United States report.
"Sixty expansions of the 18 prostheses were done, with all but two done as outpatient...
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