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Is leg amputation the only solution for osteosarcoma?

Is leg amputation the only solution for osteosarcoma?

No: Amputation was the standard surgical treatment for these rare tumors but most osteosarcomas are now treated with limb preservation. Avoiding amputation depends on the location, size and type of tumor. It is essential that patients are treated by experienced teams in institutions where these operations are done often. Your doctor can help by referring you to a large cancer hospital in your area. ...Read more

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Dr. Ilya Iofin
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Osteosarcoma (Definition)

Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer affecting children where the overgrowth of bone cell leads to bone pain, swelling, ...Read more


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Leg amputated due to osteosarcoma 2 yrs ago. Now in constant pain and have had infection at stump site. Should i try drainage?

Please get seen!: What you are describing my be as simple as a small skin infection, or as harsh as a recurrence of the cancer. Please get seen by an orthopedist who specializes in oncology soon. ...Read more

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Leg amputated due to osteosarcoma 2 years ago. Now in constant pain and have had infection at the stump site. Would drainage help?

Need Surgical eval: See your surgeon, or surgical oncologist. It's possible that this is just an abscess, but it could also be a sign of recurrence or a more serious bone infection. Not something to let go! ...Read more

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What leads to a leg amputation?

What leads to a leg amputation?

Serious problems: Serious conditions such as severe infections or very low blood flow to the leg can lead to amputation. Sometimes a serious infection can get into the bone causing osteomyelityis, and sometimes antibiotics do not always work. Low blood flow risks are increased in cigarette smokers and diabetics. Ischemic or infected tissues can sometimes cause serious troubles, negatively affecting other organs. ...Read more

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Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Can a person drive after a leg amputation?

Yes: Yes. With the proper set-up and training many amputees enjoy the freedom of driving! ...Read more

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What happens during a leg amputation?

What happens during a leg amputation?

All structures Cut: During a leg amputation, the surgeon starts by making a skin incision. This is designed to help in the closure of the stump. Next the muscle fascia is cut, followed by the muscles. The primary nerves, arteries and veins are then ligated ( tied off ). Next the bones are cut with a saw and the cut edges are filed down. Finally a flap of muscle tissue is used to cover the bone and the skin is closed. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take someone to recover from leg amputation?

How long does it usually take someone to recover from leg amputation?

Months: It takes months before a stump wound heals and the swelling is fully gone. This about the time it also takes before you can try to be fitted for a prosthetic device. ...Read more

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What causes someone to get a leg amputation after car wreck?

Injuries: People may sustain injuries that cannot be repaired or reconstructed. In bad accidents the legs can be pinched when the motor is pushed into the cabin. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the pros and cons of a total leg amputation?

Depends on reason: Amputation is a serious decision, and should be made by md. If risk of infection or gangrene is high or present, often is not optional. In some tumor cases, removal of limb to reduce spread is needed. Md will not advise doing such unless critical to your health. ...Read more

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How is a leg amputation done?

Amputation: Usually with a precise power saw. Also, reconnection of muscles to cover the stump. Length and quality of residual limb is important for good prosthetic fit. ...Read more

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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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Leg Amputation (Definition)

Surgical removal of leg . This can be either below ...Read more