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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Mar;198(3):647-60. doi: 10.2214/AJR.11.7286.

Imaging of limb salvage surgery.

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  • 1Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, 601 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Limb salvage surgery comprises surgical techniques designed to resect musculoskeletal extremity tumors and subsequently reconstruct a limb with an acceptable oncologic, functional, and cosmetic result. Today, 70-90% of malignant extremity tumors are being treated with limb salvage surgery.

CONCLUSION:

The purpose of this article is to describe the operative techniques, review the imaging techniques, and to illustrate imaging findings related to the surgeries in complicated and uncomplicated cases.

PMID:
22358005
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