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At just 18 years old, Phil G. was diagnosed with osteosarcoma near his knee. Amputation of his leg was a real possibility. Luckily, Phil instead underwent limb salvage surgery, an operation to remove tumors of the bone and muscle while helping to preserve as much of the patient's appearance and limb function as possible. In this podcast, Dr. Terrance Peabody--who performed the operation--explains the potential benefits of the procedure.

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Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, its medical staff or Patient Power.  Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor.  That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.


 

But first I want you to meet someone who has benefitted from his expertise, and that’s where they were able to spare a leg.  So our guest is Phil, who joins us from Chicago.  He’s just 26 years old.  Phil, let’s go back to when you were 18.  You were a freshman in college, and your knee was bothering you.  Tell that story. 

Phil:

Sammy Sosa was my rehab partner, so that was always fun.

Andrew Schorr:

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