Limb Reconstruction Surgeries for Tumour Conditions
Tumours can be malignant or benign. They can either originate in the bone itself, or they may spread to the bone from the other parts of the body. Diagnosing a tumour will involve blood tests, x-ray, and possibly a biopsy. When the tumour is found to be benign, unless it is causing a problem, the doctor may decide to just observe it. If it is found to be pressing on a nerve or blood vessel, then surgery to remove it may be suggested.
For malignancy, surgery is suggested either before or after chemotherapy. The exact procedure will differ from patient to patient depending on their condition. Earlier, if the tumour had spread badly, then amputation was being done. Now with the development in medical technology, it is possible to carry out extensive reconstruction procedures to save the limb.