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Recent Findings in Bone Research Described by R.I. Kotz and Colleagues

June 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Research findings on Bone Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Vienna, Austria, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Since 1922 surgical approaches toward limb salvage in bone and soft tissue tumours have been documented. There is the famous 'Umkippplastik' of Sauerbruch, the 'Tikhoff-Linberg' inter-scapulo-thoracic resection or in 1943 a metallic tumour prosthesis for the hip joint in the United States (Moore, Bohlman)."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "Since 1960 acrylic prostheses and metallic prosthesis with bone cement have been in use. Cement-free implants and the first modular ceramic prostheses were implanted in the 1970s in Vienna. At the same time successful chemotherapy in bone sarcomas was introduced by Gerald Rosen and Norman Jaffe. This was mainly the decade of custom-made prostheses. In the 1980s modular tumour prostheses with cone connection to be adopted to the needs of the patient were built intra-operatively. Since 1981 biannual international meetings (ISOLS) have pushed forward the field of bone tumour treatment to allow also tumour resection in wide borders for spine and pelvic tumours."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "New hope for resistant tumours could be monoclonal antibodies or even dendritic cell therapy."

For more information on this research see: Progress in musculoskeletal oncology from 1922-2012. International Orthopaedics, 2014;38(5):1113-1122. International Orthopaedics can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; International Orthopaedics -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R.I. Kotz, Wiener Privatklin, A-1090 Vienna, Austria (see also Bone Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical and Dental Materials, Biomedicine, Drugs, Vienna, Europe, Austria, Oncology, Bone Cements, Chemotherapy, Bone Research, Bioengineering

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Source: Biotech Week

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