Quality of life, functional ability and physical activity in children and adolescents after lower extremity bone tumour surgery

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Quality of life, functional ability and physical activity in children and adolescents after lower extremity bone tumour surgery

Title: Quality of life, functional ability and physical activity in children and adolescents after lower extremity bone tumour surgery
Author: Bekkering, Willem Petrus (Peter)
Publisher: Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Leiden University
Issue Date: 2011-12-14
Keywords: Bone tumour
Children
Adolescents
Functional ability
Quality of life
Physical activity
Lower extremity
Abstract: Improving survival rates in children and adolescents with malignant bone tumours, paved the way to the application of new surgical extremity-salvage techniques. For the surgical treatment of malignant bone tumours of the lower extremity, there are a number of resection options (amputation, limb sparing, and rotationplasty) available. Each option has its own indication and after the surgery different advantages and disadvantages. The debate is whether limb-salvage or ablative surgery is advantageous for the individual patient. Purpose of the studies presented in this thesis are evaluate and compare QoL, functional ability and physical activity levels among children and young adults in the first years after bone cancer surgery of the leg. A cross sectional and a prospective study were conducted in the Dutch university bone cancer centres. The results of the cross-sectional study show that outcomes are equivalent for those undergoing limb salvage or ablative surgery. The results of the prospective study showed that; survivors improve in the two years following resection of the bone tumour and the resulting limb-sparing or ablative surgery at all domains evaluated, with the exception of the mental QoL domains. These improvements were most pronounced over the first year after surgery.
Description: Promotores: A.H.M. Taminiau, R.G.H.H. Nelissen, Co-Promotor: T.P.M. Vliet Vlieland
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: LUMC
Citation: Bekkering, W.P., 2011, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789461820440
Sponsor: Johanna Children Fund, Children Fund Adrian Foundation, BIOChildren Rehabilitation Fund. Department of Orthopaedics Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic surgery of the Academic Medical Center University of Amsterdam, Department of Orthopaedics of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Implant Cast Benelux, Kiwanis Leiden, Football Association Woubrugge (VVW).
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18243
 

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