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Limb Salvage After Bone Cancer

Limb salvage is a surgical procedure that replaces a diseased bone and reconstructs a functional limb by using a metal implant, a bone graft from another person (allograft), or a combination bone graft and metal implant (allo-prosthetic composite).

The goal of this type of surgery is to remove the tumor with minimal complications while maintaining acceptable function, durability, and appearance of the limb.

Potential Late Effects after Limb Salvage

Recommended Follow-up Care after Limb Salvage

Promoting Health after Limb Salvage

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