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Orthop Surg. 2013 Nov;5(4):233-8. doi: 10.1111/os.12066.

Management of great vessels and nerves in limb-salvage surgery for bone and soft tissue tumors.

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  • 1Department of Spine Surgery, Weifang People's Hospital, Weifang City, Shandong Province, China.


In recent years, limb-salvage surgery has gradually replaced amputations and become one of the main treatment strategies for patients with bone and soft tissue tumors of the extremities. The goals of tumor resection in limb-salvage surgery are to reduce the recurrence rate and preserve as much limb function as possible. However, depending on the size and specific location of the tumor, large neurovascular bundles may be involved. In addition, management of large nerves and vessels can make wide marginal resection more difficult. Sites where these problems commonly arise include the sciatic and tibial common peroneal nerve, artery and vein in the lower limbs.

© 2013 Chinese Orthopaedic Association and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.


Amputation; Bone and soft tissue tumors; Limb-salvage surgery

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