Trauma injuries can result in the fracture of multiple bones which may not heal without intervention. In the most serious cases, amputation may be considered. Custom implants may provide a suitable alternative when standard implants cannot be used.
Bone cancer is a relatively rare form of cancer where tumours, also known as sarcomas, begin to grow in the bone. Bone cancer may be treated using a combination of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and surgery to remove the tumour.
Avascular necrosis is the death of bone tissue caused by insufficient blood supply. The death of bone tissue means that the bone can start to crumble and cause joint collapse. In early stages, certain drugs and exercises may be used to alleviate symptoms. Various surgical procedures may be used to treat avascular necrosis which is more advanced, with custom implants being one option.
In some cases, implants can become loose, break or cause infection. Revision surgery is then required to replace the implant to reduce pain or stop infection.