Stephen J. Withrow DVM

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Limb-salvage surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy are performed as a treatment of appendicular osteosarcoma in dogs. Approximately 50% of dogs that undergo limb-salvage surgery develop postoperative surgical wound infections. Postoperative surgical infections may affect survival in cancer patients. The purposes of this study were to examine the effect of(More)
Background: The rate of local recurrence of osteosarcoma after limb-sparing surgery in dogs and humans has been reported up to 28%. The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether a biodegradable cisplatin-containing implant (OPLA-Pt), inserted into the limb-sparing surgery site at the time of surgery, would decrease the rate of local recurrence.(More)
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