Tumours of the Shoulder

  • Roger M. TillmanEmail author
  • Scott Evans


In general, the upper limb is involved by bone and soft-tissue neoplasms one-third as often as the lower limb. Despite this, the shoulder remains a common site for primary bone sarcomas as well as metastatic disease. Loss of function in the upper limb affects the ability of the patient to remain self-caring, and any improvement in function may therefore provide significant overall cost-benefit to the community despite the initial cost of surgery and implants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant Orthopaedic Oncologist, ROHBirminghamUK

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