Sciatic Nerve Resection: Is That Truly an Indication for Amputation?

@article{Bickels2002SciaticNR,
  title={Sciatic Nerve Resection: Is That Truly an Indication for Amputation?},
  author={Jacob Bickels and James C. Wittig and Yehuda Kollender and Kristen L. Kellar-Graney and Martin M Malawer and Isaac Meller},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={201-204}
}
En bloc resection of the sciatic nerve with an adjacent bone or soft tissue tumor has been assumed to be associated with a poor functional outcome and, therefore, was considered an indication for amputation. Although many surgical oncologists today challenge this assumption and do limb-sparing resection in these patients, a report of the functional outcome of a series of patients who had this procedure has not been published. Between 1991 and 1999, the authors treated 15 patients who had… 

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