Senior Director & HOD
With an internationally renowned Orthopaedic team, the Limb Salvage Surgery Unit at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital strive to salvage and preserve the function of the limbs of people who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from complications associated with various types of cancers.
The Unit has an advanced oncological set-up to treat various malignant tumours of limbs using Limb Salvage Surgery. A team of highly trained, compassionate, and experienced doctors use advanced therapies and techniques to avoid amputation and improve the quality of life of patients.
However, in cases where surgery has to be done, the Unit unconditionally supports patients from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and rehabilitation.
Limb Salvage Surgery is a surgical process of removing the damaged or diseased bone in the limb (arm or leg) affected by the malignant tumour, without actually removing the limb. A bone graft is then used to replace the removed bone. This graft can be of three types:
The goal of the surgery is to help save the use and appearance of the limb with minimal complications while maintaining acceptable functionality of the limb. It is also known as Limb-Sparing Surgery.
The major indicators that highlight the need for Limb Salvage Surgery are:
Some of the major conditions treated under Limb Salvage Surgery are:
The important precautionary measures one must consider before and after the surgery are:
Before the surgery:
After the surgery:
Surgery in any form comes with some or other kinds of complications. A patient who undergoes Limb Salvage Surgery may experience following complications, such as:
Infection at the site of the surgery
These complications are not severe and can be managed easily if a patient takes proper care after surgery.
Dr. Rakesh Mahajan
Dr. Vivek Mittal
Dr. Ishwar Bohra
Dr. Akhilesh Rathi