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Pediatric msk tumors

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Aaron Krych, Andrew Odland, Peter Rose, Diane Dahm, Bruce Levy, Doris Wenger, Michael Stuart, Franklin Sim
Primary bone and soft-tissue tumors that mimic common sports injuries are relatively rare and are not often encountered by most orthopaedists. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of these tumors is crucial to maximize the clinical outcome. Many bone and soft-tissue tumors present disproportionately in young and active patients who are often involved in athletic activities. Thus, the clinician may misdiagnose these rare tumors as more common sports injuries. Symptoms that should raise suspicion for a neoplastic process include pain unrelated to activity and a clinical course that does not follow the typically expected recovery for a common sports injury...
April 2014: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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