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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 4140239, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4140239
Case Report

Effectiveness of Clavicula Pro Humero Reconstruction for Elderly Patients: Report of Two Cases

1Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Chiba Cancer Center, Chiba 260-8717, Japan
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chiba University, Chiba 260-8677, Japan

Received 26 May 2016; Accepted 3 October 2016

Academic Editor: Jose I. Mayordomo

Copyright © 2016 Sho Okimatsu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Clavicula pro humero (CPH) reconstruction is a method that is used after proximal humeral excision. During CPH reconstruction, the ipsilateral clavicle is rotated downward and connected to the preserved distal humerus by using plates and screws. This method is frequently used for reconstruction surgeries involving young patients and has positive outcomes. In this study, we describe two cases of CPH reconstruction that were performed on elderly individuals after wide resection of the proximal humerus; postoperative results from these surgeries were satisfactory. The average Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) functional score after surgery was 68.5%, indicating that CPH reconstruction is suitable for not only younger but also elderly patients, particularly those over the age of 65 years.