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Table 6 Literature overview on distal femoral replacement after tumor surgery

From: Distal femoral replacement with the MML system: a single center experience with an average follow-up of 86 months

Study No. of implants Mean follow-up (years) Functional Assessment Implant survival
5 years 10 years 15 years
Batta et al. [14] 69 10.4 N/A 73% 65% 55%
Biau et al.a [13] 91 5.2 N/A 76% 45% 29%
Bickels et al. [12] 110 7.8 N/A 93% 88% N/A
Bus et al.a [25] 110 7.2 N/A 89% at follow-up
Coathup et al. [10] 61 8.5 N/A 89% 84% 75%
Griffin et al.a [9] 99 6.1 N/A 82% N/A N/A
Kinkel et al.a [8] 77 3.8 N/A 57% N/A N/A
Morgan et al.a [7] 105 4.8 N/A 73% 59% N/A
Myers et al.[6] 335 12 N/A 83% 67% 51%
Pala et al.a [5] 247 4 N/A 70% at 4 years 48% at 8 years  
Plötz et al.a [15] 60 4.9 N/A 34% 25% N/A
Ruggieri et al.b [4] 669 11 N/A N/A 80% 55% at 20 years
Schwartz et al. [3] 186 8 N/A N/A 77% N/A
  1. aStudy reports on distal femoral and proximal tibial replacement
  2. bStudy reports on distal femoral, total femoral, and proximal tibial replacement