Management of long bone metastases: recommendations from the Italian Orthopaedic Society bone metastasis study group.

Expert review of anticancer therapy

PubMedID: 25151850

Capanna R, Piccioli A, Di Martino A, Daolio PA, Ippolito V, Maccauro G, Piana R, Ruggieri P, Gasbarrini A, Spinelli MS, Campanacci DA, The Italian Orthopaedic Society Bone Metastasis Study Group. Management of long bone metastases: recommendations from the Italian Orthopaedic Society bone metastasis study group. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2014;1-8.
The purpose of this article is to outline the current approach to patients affected by metastasis to the long bones and to present a clinical and surgical algorithm available for clinicians and for future research. A modern approach to patients affected by long bone metastasis in fact requires a multidisciplinary contest where oncologists, radiotherapists, surgeons and physical therapists cooperate with a shared vision, in order to provide the best possible integrated treatments available. The authors of this article constitute the Bone Metastasis Study Group of the Italian Orthopaedic Society (SIOT): a national group of orthopedic tumor surgeons who are dedicated to studying the approach, techniques and outcomes of surgery for metastatic tumours of the musculoskeletal system.