Imaging of limb salvage surgery

Jan Fritz, Elliot K. Fishman, Frank Corl, John A. Carrino, Kristy L. Weber, Laura M. Fayad

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OBJECTIVE. Limb salvage surgery comprises surgical techniques designed to resect musculoskeletal extremity tumors and subsequently reconstruct a limb with an acceptable oncologic, functional, and cosmetic result. Today, 70-90% of malignant extremity tumors are being treated with limb salvage surgery. CONCLUSION. The purpose of this article is to describe the operative techniques, review the imaging techniques, and to illustrate imaging findings related to the surgeries in complicated and uncomplicated cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-660
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012


  • Allograft
  • Autograft
  • Endoprosthesis
  • Imaging
  • Intercalary segmental allograft
  • Limb salvage surgery
  • Osteoarticular allograft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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