limb salvage surgery


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limb salvage surgery

Any operative treatment of an injury to bone or a bony tumor in which the basic integrity of the arm or leg is preserved.
See also: surgery
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Limb salvage surgery is the standard of care; however, there are circumstances in which amputation is necessary or preferred.
(4) The literature reports limb salvage rates in excess of 80%, (1,6,17) which was not possible in our patients as 20/24 (83.3%) patients presented with advanced disease precluding limb salvage surgery. Following surgical tumour excision, either through limb salvage or ablation, all patients are considered for postoperative systemic chemotherapy.
Limb salvage surgery in a patient with macrodystrophia lipomatosa involving an entire upper extremity.
Our results indicate that it was difficult for the participating orthopedic oncologists to accurately predict the patient-reported functional outcome of limb salvage surgery. On the TESS, for instance, the coefficients of determination ([r.sup.2]) between patient-reported and surgeon-predicted outcomes were lower than 0.20, indicating that less than 20% of the variance in TESS could be explained by the predictions made by the orthopedic oncologists.
Background: Recent studies have suggested that the presence of a pathological fracture does not impact on oncologic outcomes and the feasibility of limb salvage surgery (LSS) in appropriately selected patients when combined with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Several prognostic classifications have been published to histologically evaluate surgical margins and identify high-/low-risk groups for local recurrence after limb salvage surgery. A standardized classification was created by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
She braved limb salvage surgery after being diagnosed with a bone cancer tumour.
Hoekstra, "Limb salvage surgery for primary bone sarcoma of the lower extremities: long-term consequences of endoprosthetic reconstructions," Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol.