What is Bone Cancer
Bone Cancer or steosarcoma is a cancerous tumor in a bone. It usually begins when the cells in the in the body start grow more than required. In some case Bone Cancer can spread to other tissues and organs which is known as a Malignant Bone Tumor. However, benign bone tumor are not usually life threating which can be cured by surgery.
Types of Malignant Bone Tumors:
- Ewing’s Sarcoma
- Giant Cell Tumour
- Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
Orthopaedic Surgeons across the world have been striving to save limbs of patients affected by Bone Cancer. Loss of a limb has devastating and life altering consequences which also affect the mental health of a patient.
With scans like PET, MRI, CT Scan & Isotope Bone Scan, modern technology has helped surgeons improve the diagnosis of Bone Cancer at early stages and select cases for surgery judiciously. Limb saving surgery combined with Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy has dramatically improved the outcome.
Now, It is now possible to save the limb in 90% of cases of Osteogenic Sarcoma and other Bone cancers through Limb Salvage Surgery which is the norm in treatment of Primary Bone Tumors .
Usage of Modular Implants in Limb Sparing Surgeries has helped in a big way in restoring the function of the limb. The prosthesis can be the options for rare tumour’s like Osteosarcoma of Scapula (scapulectomy).
Ostesarcoma of lower end femur resection after 2 doses of chemotherapy
Reoccurrence of giant cell tumour after curratage
Radical excision and custom made prosthesis
Third day post operative total pain relief
Third day post operative total pain relief Back to Afganistan in 3 weeks
Osteosarcoma of ulna with custom made prosthesis patient back to Iraq in 3 weeks.