Orthopaedic interventions

Wisam Al-Hakim, Jacob Jagiello and Timothy Briggs

in Cancer-related Bone Pain

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Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780199215737
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191739859 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library Opml P

Orthopaedic interventions

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This chapter is dedicated to palliative orthopaedics, i.e. to situations where the emphasis is on treatment of symptoms, rather than on cure of the disease. The different sections have been designed to cover the treatment of pathological fractures in general, and then more specifically the treatment of malignancy involving the femur, the humerus, the pelvis and the spine. Readers are advised to consult a relevant orthopaedic textbook for further information about specific techniques.

Chapter.  3909 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiation Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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