Limb Salvage by Custom Prosthesis: Madras Experience

  • M. V. Natarajan
  • V. Shantha
  • S. Krishnamurthi
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Management of patients with musculo-skeletal neoplasms has always been one of the most challenging areas in oncology. Current concepts in the biological behavior of tumors, clinical staging, oncological surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy have enabled local tumor control by resection without ablation [1, 2]. Reconstruction of the skeletal defect by custom prosthesis is an accepted method of management [3–8]. Limb salvage by custom prosthesis is still in its infancy in India due to the undeveloped technology for fabrication and the prohibitive cost of the prosthesis.


Limb Salvage Proximal Humerus Giant Cell Tumor Left Femur Musculo Skeletal Tumour 


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© Springer Japan 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Natarajan
  • V. Shantha
  • S. Krishnamurthi
    • 1
  1. 1.Musculo Skeletal Tumour ServiceCancer Institute and Muthulakshmi College of Oncological SciencesMadrasIndia

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