Tumors around implants

J Arthroplasty. 1997 Oct;12(7):812-8. doi: 10.1016/s0883-5403(97)90013-9.


In 1989, A. G. Apley recommended cautious surveillance of malignant tumors that developed in association with orthopaedic implants. This retrospective review of the Bristol Bone Tumour Register between 1980 and 1992 reports on 240 malignant soft tissue sarcomas. Eighteen developed in the thigh region of patients more than 50 years old, and 4 of these developed in the soft tissues around a hip arthroplasty.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
  • Female
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / etiology*
  • Histiocytoma, Benign Fibrous / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology