Limb salvage in musculoskeletal oncology.

  title={Limb salvage in musculoskeletal oncology.},
  author={Ren{\'e} P. H. Veth and Ren{\'e} QGCM van Hoesel and Maciej Pruszczynski and Jaap Hoogenhout and Bart H. W. Schreuder and Theo Wobbes},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  volume={4 6},
Since the early 1970s, substantial progress in dealing with musculoskeletal tumours has been made, with improvements in surgical skills, radiology, chemotherapy, pathology, and radiotherapy. Nowadays, 70-85% of all malignant tumours are treated by limb salvage, without compromising the oncological result. After many years, the functional result that may be achieved with a limb-saving procedure is becoming clear. Limb salvage has cosmetic advantages, but whether the quality of life of these… CONTINUE READING

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