Soft tissue excision

As surgery for sarcoma is individual for each patient, rehabilitation will be tailored to each patient accordingly. The information given in this section is a general guide and individual cases should be discussed with your rehabilitation team. Further rehabilitation information appropriate to your hospital can be found by clicking the link at the end of this section.

Occasionally when surgery is very minor you may be discharged without seeing any members of the rehabilitation team as it is not felt that you will have any problems regaining full function. If you do not feel that this is the case please speak to either the medical team or the nurses on the ward who will contact the rehabilitation team.

After an excision of soft tissue the physiotherapist will see you and teach you the appropriate exercises to do. Your rehabilitation will usually start either the day you have surgery or the day after. If you have had surgery on your leg you will be informed you when you can start walking and whether you require either crutches or another walking aid. You will also be told about your rehabilitation plan. It is very important you do the exercises to make sure you get the best possible function after your surgery. If you require to climb stairs at home you will also be taught how to do these correctly. If you have had surgery on your arm you will be told if you need a sling or not.

You may have some restrictions after surgery. If this is the case you will be told on an individual basis what these are and how long you need to be restricted.

You will be given exercises to do at home after your discharge and it is extremely important that you do these regularly to make sure you get the best possible outcome after your surgery. If it is felt that you require further rehabilitation after discharge you will be referred as an outpatient at a location that is most convenient for you.

It is not always necessary for you to be seen by any other members of the rehabilitation team. However if you feel that assessment by any of the other team members may be beneficial to you, please speak to either your physiotherapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or medical team who will be able to refer you.

You may be able to obtain more specific information about rehabilitation after excision of soft tissue from the hospital where you are having/have had surgery by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Excision of bone +/- curettage +/- cementoma

As surgery for sarcoma is individual for each patient, rehabilitation will be tailored to each patient accordingly. The information given in this section is a general guide and individual cases should be discussed with your rehabilitation team. Further rehabilitation information appropriate to your hospital can be found by clicking the link at the end of this section.

Occasionally when surgery is very minor you may be discharged without seeing any members of the rehabilitation team as it is not felt that you will have any problems regaining full function. If you do not feel that this is the case please speak to either the medical team or the nurses on the ward who will contact the rehabilitation team.

After an excision of bone/curettage and cementoma the physiotherapist will see you and teach you the appropriate exercises to do. Your rehabilitation will usually start either the day you have surgery or the day after. If you have had surgery on your leg you will be informed you when you can start walking and whether you require either crutches or another walking aid. You will also be told about your rehabilitation plan. It is very important you do the exercises to make sure you get the best possible function after your surgery. If you require to climb stairs at home you will also be taught how to do these correctly. If you have had surgery on your arm you will be told if you need a sling or not.

You may have some restrictions after surgery. If this is the case you will be told on an individual basis what these are and how long you need to be restricted.

You will be given exercises to do at home after your discharge and it is extremely important that you do these regularly to make sure you get the best possible outcome after your surgery. If it is felt that you require further rehabilitation after discharge you will be referred as an outpatient at a location that is most convenient for you.

It is not always necessary for you to be seen by any other members of the rehabilitation team. However if you feel that assessment by any of the other team members may be beneficial to you, please speak to either your physiotherapist, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or medical team who will be able to refer you.

You may be able to obtain more specific information about rehabilitation after excision of soft tissue from the hospital where you are having/have had surgery by clicking on the appropriate link below.