The Gift of Growth: High-Tech Extendible Implant Enables Femur to Grow Despite Limb Salvage Surgery

Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in children is rare. Approximately 400 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. every year according to the American Cancer Society. For those children whose cancer involves the growth plate at the end of their arm or leg bone, removal of the growth plate along with the tumor is necessary, leaving them with the possibility of uneven limbs when they stop growing.


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