Limb-Salvage Options in Growing Children with Malignant Bone Tumors of the Lower Extremity: A Critical Analysis Review

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The surgical treatment of primary bone tumors in skeletally immature patients presents many challenges. Given that most children with cancer are expected to achieve long-term survival after treatment, the challenge is to reconstruct a limb that is durable, allows high function, and addresses ongoing growth concerns. The present article reviews the various lower-extremity limb-salvage options for growing children, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as key elements of the decision-making process.
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