In the present study the authors analyse the role of surgery in the management of bone metastases of the limbs given that this approach has proved more efficacious than conservative therapies for achieving the remission of pain and a rapid functional recovery. Since it is difficult to make a prognostic judgement of cancer patients, in terms of the cost-benefit ratio, in order to justify the indication for surgery which is not always without risks or technically straightforward, the authors emphasise the importance of performing scintigraphic screening in order to identify and treat prefractured lesions before the development of bone metastases makes appropriate surgical treatment too risky.

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SANGUINETI, FRANCESCA;
1995

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In the present study the authors analyse the role of surgery in the management of bone metastases of the limbs given that this approach has proved more efficacious than conservative therapies for achieving the remission of pain and a rapid functional recovery. Since it is difficult to make a prognostic judgement of cancer patients, in terms of the cost-benefit ratio, in order to justify the indication for surgery which is not always without risks or technically straightforward, the authors emphasise the importance of performing scintigraphic screening in order to identify and treat prefractured lesions before the development of bone metastases makes appropriate surgical treatment too risky.
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