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Bone Cancer Surgery Options for the Adult Patient

Cancer Newsline - 04/09/2012

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 Anderson is highly experienced in treating bone cancer specializing in less invasive procedures that have minimum impact on your body’s appearance.  

Guest: Valerae Lewis, M.D.


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