Limb-sparing surgery preserves more function than amputation: a Scandinavian sarcoma group study of 118 patients.

@article{Aksnes2008LimbsparingSP,
  title={Limb-sparing surgery preserves more function than amputation: a Scandinavian sarcoma group study of 118 patients.},
  author={Liv Hege Aksnes and Henrik C. F. Bauer and Nina Louise Jebsen and Gunnar Foller{\aa}s and Claus Allert and G. Haugen and Kirsten Sundby Hall},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={
          786-94
        }
}
We evaluated the long-term functional outcome in 118 patients treated for osteosarcoma or Ewing's sarcoma in the extremities a minimum of five years after treatment. We also examined if impaired function influenced their quality of life and ability to work. The function was evaluated according to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) score and the Toronto Extremity Salvage Score (TESS). Quality of life was assessed by using the Short Form-36 (SF-36). The mean age at follow-up was 31 years… CONTINUE READING
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