Emphasis is placed on preserving bone. When surgery is necessary, treatment is tailored to fit the nature and location of the tumor. In some cases, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are administered.
Most often, limbs can be successfully saved with the use of bone allografts, which is bone tissue from a human donor, and custom prosthetic implants. A rehabilitation program is developed with the assistance of nursing staff, therapists, prosthetists and social workers. We then follow the patient's progress to ensure long-term favorable outcomes.
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