It is well documented in literature that implant failure due to aseptic loosening remains one of the key challenges associated with limb salvage surgery
. These patients deserve better and the technology exists today to design implants with unique porous structures and novel surface modifications that may result in improved implant fixation.
Implant failure due to aseptic loosening remains one of the key challenges associated with limb salvage surgery
. With HAnano Surface, Onkos Surgical[R] aims to develop implants with a porous coated ingrowth structure and thin layered HA.
Griffin et al., "Predictors of functional outcomes following limb salvage surgery
for lower extremity soft tissue sarcoma," Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol.
Limb salvage surgery
provides an alternate to other radical procedures, but care must be taken to avoid local recurrence and metastasis.
Hannah, from Northfield, was treated with eight months of chemotherapy and limb salvage surgery
to the right leg, where her knee was replaced with a titanium re her knee a titaalt joint.
The success of limb salvage depends on speedy detection and early referral by the primary care healthcare practitioner, and on a coordinated and carefully thought out sequence of staging, preoperative treatment, limb salvage surgery
, and post-salvage support and follow-up by a dedicated team of care givers,” says Dr.
The standard goal is to remove the whole tumor with a wide margin, although pre-operative radiation with tumor "down-staging" effect or postoperative radiation therapy has allowed has allowed for focally marginal resection to facilitate functional limb salvage surgery
equivalent local control rates .
Medics managed to save Lily's leg in the extremely rare procedure, known as limb salvage surgery
. Next was 20 weeks of gruelling chemotherapy to keep the cancer away.