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Femoral Bone Metastases

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Femoral Bone Metastases

Bone is a common site of metastasis for a range of malignancies. Bone metastases have the potential to cause significant morbidity including pain, impairment of ambulation and reduced functional independence. Previous research has shown that pathological fractures are observed in 9 to 29 percent of patients with long bone metastases, and a high proportion of these require surgical intervention to relieve pain and restore function. The goal of this study is to describe the clinical outcomes of patients with femoral metastases at high risk of pathological fracture. Patients referred for treatment of femoral metastases at high risk of fracture will be followed prospectively after undergoing with surgery (A? post-operative radiotherapy), or radiotherapy alone. Patient and disease characteristics, ambulatory status and limb function will be documented before treatment. These Clinical outcomes of participants in each treatment group will be measured 6 weeks after treatment, and 3- and 6 months after enrolment, with particular reference to patient-reported outcomes relating to pain, ambulatory status, limb function and quality of life.

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Recruiting patients only common.study.methods.is-healthy-yes

Procedure - Surgery Alone

Although we are looking at two groups, this intervention is not protocol specific but is part of the patient's standard management plan. The protocol specific part of the study is completely observational. This involves data being recorded by the attending physician during assessment and patient accounts recorded in the form of questionnaires.

Combined Surgery and Radiation therapy

Although we are looking at two groups, this intervention is not protocol specific but is part of the patient's standard management plan. The protocol specific part of the study is completely observational. This involves data being recorded by the attending physician during assessment and patient accounts recorded in the form of questionnaires.

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A Prospective Cohort Study of the Role of Surgery and/or Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases of the Femur at High Risk of Pathological Fracture

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NCT01428895

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