Pediatric Bone Sarcomas

Epiphysiolysis before excision

  • Mikel San-Julian
  • José Cañadell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Luis Sierrasesúmaga-Ariznabarreta, Moira Garraus
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ana Patiño-Garcia, Marta Zalacain-Diez, Fernando Lecanda
    Pages 19-32
  4. Francisco Forriol, Mikel San-Julian, José Cañadell
    Pages 57-70
  5. Miguel Angel Idoate, Enrique de Alava, Julio de Pablos, Maria Dolores Lozano, Jesús Vazquez, José Cañadell
    Pages 71-78
  6. Jesús Dámaso Aquerreta, Mikel San-Julián, Alberto Benito, José Cañadell
    Pages 79-87
  7. Mikel San-Julian, José Cañadell
    Pages 89-100
  8. José Cañadell, Mikel San-Julian, Jose A. Cara, Francisco Forriol
    Pages 101-108
  9. Mikel San-Julian, José Cañadell
    Pages 109-135
  10. Mikel Sa-Julian
    Pages 137-144
  11. Mikel San-Julian
    Pages 145-149
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 151-152

About this book


Pediatric Bone Sarcomas: Epiphysiolysis before excision addresses malignant bone tumours by focusing upon physeal distraction (epiphysiolysis) before excision. This technique has long been used by the authors of this book in preserving the joint in metaphyseal bone tumours in children. They are subsequently now sharing their knowledge and experience with all those in the field of orthopedic surgery.

In the last 30 years, the outcome for patients affected by malignant bone tumours has improved dramatically. Better knowledge of the disease, improved imaging methods, new surgical techniques and particularly the advent of chemotherapy have brought about increasing success in this field.

Preserving the life of these patients 30 years ago was the only aim of physicians. Now, survival rates have increased and the new challenges posed to the surgeon are on preserving the limb and its function, whilst avoiding complications. 30 years ago joint preservation close to the bone tumour was unheard of. More recently, this is a desire and possible outcome common to everyone who treats these patients.

Targeted primarily towards orthopedic surgeons and pediatric oncologists this book will also be of interest to all those in the fields of orthopedics, oncology, pediatrics and surgery.


bone growth imaging imaging techniques joint molecular biology osteotomy tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikel San-Julian
  • José Cañadell

There are no affiliations available

Bibliographic information