Forequarter amputation (for chondrosarcoma) surgical technique


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Forequarter amputation removes the upper limb, scapula and lateral shoulder girdle en-bloc to achieve eradication of malignant tumours when limb-salvage is not possible.

Radiotherapy may be considered for patients with radio-sensitive primary or metastatic tumours, but chondrosarcomas are radio-insensitive and are considered a surgical disease with no real alternatives to surgical excision.

Patients should undergo detailed pre-operative staging and counselling prior to surgery, including pre-operative assessment at a limb-fitting centre to aid post-operative rehabilitation.



Author: Mr Jonathan Stevenson FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Institution: The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital ,Birmingham ,UK.

Author: JOnathan Stevenson FRCS (Tr & Orth).

Institution: Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham,UK.


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