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Orthopedic Research Online Journal

The Orthopedic Burden of U.S. Cancer Care

  • Open or Close Lauren Zeitlinger*

    WellSpan Medical Education, USA

    *Corresponding author: Lauren Zeitlinger, Well Span Medical Education, USA, Email: lzeitlinger@wellspan.org

Submission: September 19, 2017; Published: October 26, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2017.01.000509

ISSN: 2576-8875
Volume1 Issue2

Abstract

Cancer treatment and survivorship management continue to be rapidly evolving aspects of modern healthcare systems. As cancer survivorship has changed, the effects of prescribed treatments and their long-term morbidities are beginning to be understood, necessitating awareness by the orthopaedic profession of the diagnostic and management challenges of cancer patients with musculoskeletal complaints. The likelihood that cancer patients and cancer survivors will seek orthopedic evaluation for a consequence of treatment is reasonably high, and likely to continue to expand. We help outline the consequences of cancer treatment that warrant unique orthopedic considerations.

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