2 years without a proper diagnosis: orthopedic oncologists save patient’s life

Patricia with Dr. Or (left) and Dr. Olshinka (right)

Patricia Kaana (80) suffered from severe leg pain for 2 years. Numerous tests indicated inflammation, but the treatments provided no relief. Over time, the pain worsened, and a lump appeared.

At Hadassah Hospital, Patricia was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening bone cancer and was immediately referred for a rare and innovative surgery performed by orthopedic oncologists Dr. Omer Or and Dr. Noam Olshinka.

The tumor had almost entirely affected the femur bone. However, at Hadassah Hospital, efforts are made to preserve limbs even in the most complex cases. Therefore, the decision was made not to amputate the leg but to remove the femur bone and replace it with a modern artificial transplant.

The lengthy and challenging surgery was successful. Currently, Patricia is recovering her health and undergoing rehabilitation. Soon, she will fully recover, regain her ability to walk freely, and return to a normal life.

“In case of prolonged pain, do not leave your fate to chance. Be sure to seek help from a major medical center where an accurate diagnosis can be made and serious harm to your health can be prevented,” advises Dr. Omer Or.

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