Skeletal metastases are common in the adult population. The proximal femur is a frequently affected bone in the appendicular skeleton. The orthopaedic surgeon may be the first to find a pathologic lesion of the proximal femur and appropriate diagnosis and nonoperative management is essential prior to surgical treatment. Bisphosphonates and radiation therapy are used in conjunction with surgical management to minimize pain and prevent further destruction. Surgical management may consist of internal fixation, with or without polymethylmethacrylate, or endoprosthesic replacement. The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and allow for function while minimizing systemic complications.

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