Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatología
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3100
A descriptive and observational study was conducted on 29 patients diagnosed and surgically treated for presenting metastatic disease of the hip aimed at assessing the results of the surgical treatment at the Service of Orthopedics and Traumatology of "Manuel Ascunce Domenech" Hospital from January 2000 to January 2004. A predominance of females and of the age group 51-55 was observed. The most localized site of origin was the breast (31 %) and the most affected region was the femoral head and neck (37.9 %). Pain was the manifestation found in 100 % of the patients. Surgery combined with chemotherapy or radiotherapy was the most used type of treatment. The most used surgical technique was the intramedullary with cement (34.4 %). The most frequent complication was postsurgical infection (10.3 %). The results were excellent or good in more than 70 % of the patients.
Palabras llave : metastatic disease of the hip; surgical treatment.