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Metastatic Breast Cancer to Bone with Pathologic Fracture

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Updated October 13, 2005

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Pathologic Fracture Treatment
Metastatic Breast Cancer to Bone with Pathologic Fracture
This patient with metastatic breast cancer to bone had a pathologic fracture of the upper femur (thigh bone). Because of the weakened and fracture bone, surgery is needed to realign and hold the bones in position.

A metal rod and screws are used to hold the bone ends in the proper position. This will allow this patient to begin moving again soon after the surgical procedure.

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