Common Musculoskeletal Tumors of Childhood and Adolescence

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Dr. Carola Arndt, a pediatric hematologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the May 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and reviews the diagnosis, prognosis, staging, multidisciplinary therapy, new directions in therapy,
and long-term complications of treatment for common childhood tumors. Available at:
http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00301-1/fulltext

Bone Cancer Surgery Options for the Adult Patient

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Valerae Lewis, M.D., Associate Professor in The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, discusses the many surgery options for bone cancer patients. Limb salvage surgery replaces the cancerous bone with either a bone graft from another person (allowgraft), a metal implant or a combination of the two (allo-prosthetic). After amputation of the lower leg, rotationplasty moves the ankle joint to where the knee once was to function as the knee joint. MD...

Bone Cancer Surgery Options for the Young Patient

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Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/bone-cancer-surgery-options/id431848... Osteosarcoma and Ewing's sarcoma are the most common bone tumors found in children. In the past, amputation was the preferred method for removing tumors, but now there are less invasive bone cancer surgery options available. Valerae Lewis, M.D., Associate Professor in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, discusses limb salvage surgery using an...