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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

versión impresa ISSN 0465-546X


ALVAREZ GOMEZ, Susana; GONZALEZ PULIDO, José Laureano  y  LOPEZ ROLDAN, Piedad. Valuation of the disability of the osteosarcoma in patients in labour age. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2010, vol.56, n.218, pp.85-92. ISSN 0465-546X.

Though the malignant bone tumors are slightly frequent, they imply a poor prognosis and require aggressive treatments that affect the quality of life of patients and also in labour activity of course of course. In fact, a high percentage of patients finally obtain a permanent disability. Of all the malignant bone tumors, stands out the osteosarcoma that constitutes 30-40% of all of them. This work aims to analyze the factors that the medical assessor, assigned to a disability assessment team, should consider to define whether the patient may or may not continue its labour activity after the diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma. In the above mentioned functional assessment should include professional requirements (listed in the guide of professional assessment of Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) and the scales currently used for functional assessment.

Palabras clave : Osteosarcoma; disability; professional requirements; functional scales.

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