This is the largest population-based study to describe the demographics and analyze the prognosis of patients with bone sarcomas in the hands or feet. The OS and CSS rates of all patients at 10 years were 66.1% and 73.7%, respectively. Independent predictors of OS include age, stage, grade, surgery, and tumor sequence. The decade of diagnosis, stage, grade, and surgery were independent predictors of CSS. For all tumor types, the most important prognostic factor was whether metastasis had occurred at the time of initial diagnosis. The results of this study may allow orthopedists to better understand the features and outcomes of bone sarcomas in the hands or feet. It may also be helpful for patient health education and lay a solid foundation for future research.


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This work was supported by the 2017 Zhejiang provincial medical and health science and technology project (Grant no. 2017KY392).


The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.

Zhan Wang,1,* Shu Li,2,* Yong Li,1 Nong Lin,1 Xin Huang,1 Meng Liu,1 Weibo Pan,1 Xiaobo Yan,1Lingling Sun,1 Hengyuan, Li,1 Binghao Li,1 Hao Qu,1 Yan Wu,1 Peng Lin,1 Zhaoming Ye1

1Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Centre for Orthopaedic Research, Orthopedics Research Institute of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; 2Key Laboratory of Cancer Prevention and Intervention, Key Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Medical Sciences, National Ministry of Education, Department of Hematology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Cancer Institute, Hangzhou, China

*These authors contributed equally to this work 


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Originally published May 14, 2018.