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Table 1 Study design, number of prostheses, mean age, and follow up of proximal femur megaprosthesis

From: Non-neoplastic indications and outcomes of the proximal and distal femur megaprosthesis: a critical review

AuthorsStudy designNumber of cases of megaprosthesisAge, yearsFollow up, months
Malkani AL et al.; 1995 [20]Retrospective32 (33 prostheses)60.6133.2
Parvizi J et al.; 2007 [3]Retrospective4873.836.5
Shih ST et al.; 2007 [22]Prospective1259 (25–75)68.4 (3.3–9 years)
Dean BJ et al.; 2012 [23]Prospective867.5 (50–79)16.5 (6–36)
McLean AL et al.; 2012 [24]Prospective2072 (36–91)48 (12–116)
Grammatopoulos G et al.; 2016 [25]Retrospective79 (80 prostheses)69 (28–93)60 (0–11.5 years)
Viste A et al.; 2017 [26]Prospective4479 (53–97)72 (2–12 years)
Total 243 (245 prostheses)68.7 years44.64