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Limb Salvage Surgery

Conditions Related to Limb Salvage Surgery

Limb salvage surgery is most commonly used in cases for which, in the past, amputation would have been used to stop the spread of cancer from a limb. Usually, the cancers this surgery is used to treat include bone tumors and bone sarcomas, though it is also used for soft tissue sarcomas affecting the extremities. In addition, in recent years limb salvage surgery has been used for patients with chronic infections, rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative bone and joint disease, and patients facing limb amputation because of diabetes and those with acute or chronic limb wounds.

Locations for Limb Salvage Surgery