Diagnosis and management of primary malignant tumors in the upper extremity

  • Brendan J. MacKay | brendan.j.mackay@ttuhsc.edu Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX; University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX, United States.
  • Richard A. McCormack Department of Orthopedics, Nassau University Medical Center, Massapequa, NY, United States.
  • Alan T. Blank Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Patrick Bettiol Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, United States.
  • Cameron Cox Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, United States.
  • George Brindley Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX; University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX, United States.
  • Timothy B. Rapp NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY, United States.

Abstract

Bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the upper extremity are relatively uncommon. In many cases, they are discovered incidentally during evaluation of traumatic injuries or common ailments such as rotator cuff tendonitis or tennis elbow. Thus, it is important for all orthopedic surgeons to understand the differential diagnosis, workup, and treatment for upper extremity lesions. An appreciation of the clinical and radiographic features of primary malignant lesions aids in identifying patients that need referral to an orthopedic oncologist and a multidisciplinary team.

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Published
2021-01-27
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Keywords:
tumor, malignancy, upper extremity, cancer, orthopedic oncology
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MacKay, B. J., McCormack, R. A., Blank, A. T., Bettiol, P., Cox, C., Brindley, G., & Rapp, T. B. (2021). Diagnosis and management of primary malignant tumors in the upper extremity. Orthopedic Reviews, 12(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/or.2020.8345