Limb Salvage Surgery for Tumors
What is Limb Salvage Surgery for Tumors?
- In case of bone tumor or sarcomas, limb salvage surgery is carried out.
- The aim is to remove the cancerous tumor along with effected bone and replace/reconstruct the limb with the help of metal implants, bone grafting or both.
- Team of expert doctors ensure that the tumor is removed with minimal complications & to resuscitate full mobility of the limb at BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
There are two different kinds of operational mechanisms for Bone Tumors and Bone Sarcomas to ensure healthy recovery of a patient. At BLK, we offer best assistance to our patient with an experienced team of doctors. The mechanisms for both severities involves:
Bone Sarcomas: Bone Sarcomas or Soft tissue sarcomas are removed by limb-sparing surgery where in the tumor, lymph nodes or tissues are removed. A 1 inch healthy tissue is also removed on all side of the tumor to further decrease the chances recurrence
Bone Tumor: To fully remove the malignant lesion and a part of normal tissue to further reduce the risk of low-grade tumors of bone, is the main priority of the surgeon. During the surgery, muscle, bone and other tissues affected by the tumor is also removed.
Radiation or chemotherapy may be advised post operation. The limb salvage procedure is conducted after the removal of the tumor and progress of the affected area.
Post Surgical Care Procedures
- Post-limb-salvage surgery care is utmost important and proper guidance is required. A team of physical & occupational therapist will assist the patient in regaining full mobility of the affected limb at BLK Super Speciality Hospital.
- To make a patient move freely, function independently and accept changes in body image is the main idea. A patient may be given walker, brace, cane or other devices before they leave for home.