Innovations in cancer surgery pose challenges for O&P practitioners

03/6/2013 | O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

New developments in bone cancer surgeries that often include limb salvage and specialized approaches present O&P practitioners with new challenges, writes author Jill Culora. Orthotists must often create unique devices to accommodate limb salvage surgeries, and such techniques as rotationplasty and tibia turn-up offer prosthetists opportunities for fitting more functional prostheses. O&P practitioners should pay special attention to the details of each surgery and consider the effects of radiation and chemotherapy, she writes.

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