Radiation therapy

D. A. Frassica, S. Thurman, J. Welsh

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Radiation therapy is commonly used to alleviate the pain associated with bone metastases. This article reviews the components of the radiation oncology evaluation. The options for use of ionizing radiation including postoperative treatment, limited-volume external beam radiotherapy, wide-field radiotherapy, and radioisotope therapy are compared and contrasted. Side effects and toxicities of radiotherapy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-566
Number of pages10
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Frassica, D. A., Thurman, S., & Welsh, J. (2000). Radiation therapy. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 31(4), 557-566. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0030-5898(05)70175-9