Bone metastases

♦ Internal fixation is useful if

—weight-bearing bone, especially if lesion is >2.5 cms or involves circumference —painful secondary after radiotherapy —will improve mobilization and nursing care —patient is fit

—Bone quality will support fixation

♦ Considerations in spinal secondary —stability of spine

—spinal cord compression

Treatment options

♦ Radiotherapy

♦ Hormone manipulation

♦ Surgery—stabilization

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