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Is leg amputation the only solution for osteosarcoma?
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8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
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Dr. Larry Hollier
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
In some selected cases, limb sparing resection of the tumor may be possible.

In brief: No
In some selected cases, limb sparing resection of the tumor may be possible.
Dr. Larry Hollier
Dr. Larry Hollier
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