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Keywords:

  • cancer pain;
  • polymethylmethacrylate;
  • polymethylmethacrylate cement;
  • bone metastases;
  • femur;
  • femoroplasty

Abstract:  Bone metastases are very frequent in patients with cancer and usually are located in the patient’s long bones and spine. Various approaches to pain relief and stability to the affected bone have been used. The aim of the study is to report our experience with a new minimally invasive percutaneous technique in patients with bone metastases located in the head, neck, and proximal femur. The technique is performed under fluoroscopic guidance through the application of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement. Our descriptive, retrospective, longitudinal case series included 15 patients who underwent femoroplasty. All patients reported pain reduction and improved mobility, with no complications observed. The femoroplasty procedure caused pain relief by stabilizing the bone through the consolidation of the microfractures because of bone metastases.