Review Article
Volume 12 Issue 4 - 2021
The Role of Radiotherapy in Post-Operative Bone Metastases
Lokesh Kumar Yogi1* and Fariba Soltani-Mayvan2
1Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. VM Government Medical College and Hospital, Solapur, MH, India
2Radiotherapy Technician, Reza Radiation Oncology Center, 19th Misagh BLV. Namayeshgah BLV, Mashhad, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Lokesh Kumar Yogi, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. VM Government Medical College and Hospital, Solapur, MH, India.
Received: February 01, 2021; Published: March 27, 2021


Background: Bone metastases are when a cancer spread to the bones. It is estimated that they arise in 14 - 70% of all tumour patients, while it was reported that they occur in 70 - 85% patients in autopsy material. Bone metastases are mainly associated to an overstimulation of osteoclasts or osteoblasts causing a lytic or blastic lesion, respectively. Metastatic bone lesions prone for pathologic fracture leading to subsequent decrease the mobility, quality of life (QOL).  

Results: A best result of post-operative RT requires a multidisciplinary approach and a close cooperation between radiation, surgical and clinical oncology. In order to ensure a precise diagnosis and proper integration of systematic and local treatments a well-experienced multidisciplinary team (orthopaedic surgeons, radiotherapist and general surgeon) required.

Conclusion: Patients with painful bone metastases usually receive RT as an acceptable local treatment. Radiation therapy (RT) is performed primarily to reduce tumor size, relieve pain.

Keywords: Bone metastases; RT; Quality of Life


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Citation: Lokesh Kumar Yogi and Fariba Soltani-Mayvan. “The Role of Radiotherapy in Post-Operative Bone Metastases”. EC Orthopaedics 12.4 (2021): 28-32.

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