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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 99--104

Extremity reconstruction in sarcomas


Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajay Puri
Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Room No. 26, Tata Memorial Hospital, E. Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
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In the last few decades significant advances have occurred in the diagnosis and therapy of bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the extrimities, which has made it possible to avoid amputations and conserve the limb in many cases. But careful case selection has to be done and consideration has to be given to the influence of adjuant modalities needed in the management.This article reviews the various aspects of limb salvage in extrimity sarcomas including the methods of reconstruction in deatil. Problems of reconstruction in a growing child is also dealt with separately.






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