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Surgery for a Pathologic Fracture | Prognostic Factors for Survival

Purpose:

To identify a patient with a pathologic fracture requiring orthopedic surgery who has a poor prognosis based on the criteria of Nathan et al.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M84.4

Description:

Nathan et al identified a number of prognostic factors associated with a short survival in patients with a pathologic fracture requiring surgery. This can help identify patients who may benefit from palliative care. the authors are from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City.

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