Most bone tumors are benign, and unlikely to spread. They can occur in any bone, but they are usually found in the biggest ones. These include the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), upper arm bone (humerus) and pelvis.
The type of tumor, its size, its location and how old the individual is all affect treatment decisions. Some tumors will heal after a fracture. Others may stop growing if the patient is near maturity when the tumor is discovered. Usually, however, surgery is needed. Surgery removes the tumor and rebuilds new, healthy bone where the tumor was removed. 1
1. Cedars Sinai
According to the data from American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2019, there were 5.9 million reconstructive procedures in the United States. While tumor removal is overwhelming the top reconstructive procedure performed every year with approximately 4.5 million procedures in 2019!2
Following a bone-tumor surgery, the surgeon can fill the bone defect with donor bone or a bone graft substitute, such as GRAFTYS® QUICKSET and GRAFTYS® HBS. GRAFTYS® QUICKSET and GRAFTYS® HBS enhance osseointegration and healing process by filling the void with a continuous balanced resorption/regeneration process.
1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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