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Psychological effects of amputation in osteosarcoma

  • Cameron K. Tebbi
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 62)

Abstract

Amputations have been performed for centuries to treat a variety of disorders including cancer. Historically amputees often are geriatric patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, or those receiving injuries as a result of an accident or war [1, 2, 3]. In fact, in 1866 after the Civil War in the United States, one-fifth of the entire revenue of the State of Mississippi was spent on artificial limbs for amputees [4]. Nevertheless, the full impact of amputation, or the more modern version of it; i.e., limb-salvage operation, has not been fully explored.

Keywords

Psychological Outcome Bone Cancer Childhood Cancer Survivor Lower Extremity Amputee Artificial Limb 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cameron K. Tebbi
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  1. 1.Pediatric Hematology/OncologySt. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and Cancer InstituteTampaUSA

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