The nurse is caring for a child scheduled for surgery due to osteogenic sarcoma. Which of the following interventions should be implemented?

Avoid bearing weight on the affected leg


•Children with osteogenic sarcoma should not bear weight on the affected extremity while waiting for tests or surgery. The bone is weak due to the aggressive tumor and weight may cause the bone to fracture

•Massaging and exercising the leg may place too much pressure on the weakened bone.

•Tumors are highly vascular, therefore, the area may be inflamed and feel warm. Using warm compresses will increase inflammation and pain.

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