Frequently Asked Questions

What is Musculoskeletal Oncology?
Evaluation and management of extremity tumors with an Orthopaedic Perspective. This means combining the tenants of tumor surgery while maximizing function and preserving limbs in most cases.

Do you see patients with Pelvic and Spine Tumors?
Yes. The spine and pelvis are the most common musculoskeletal areas affected by metastatic carcinomas. They are also a frequent location for primary bone cancers and soft tissue sarcomas.

Do You Treat Adults or Children?
Both. From infants with rhabdomyosarcoma to octogenarians with metastatic cancer of the bones, we see patients of all ages.

Do You Treat Benign Tumors?
Absolutely. Benign tumors such as lipomas, bone cysts and giant cell tumors also require special treatment, with an orthopaedic perspective, of course.

Do All Your Patients Get Surgery?
No. Many tumors of the musculoskeletal system are best treated by other means including radiation, chemotherapy, radiofrequency ablation or embolization. We work closely with and coordinate care with other specialties to provide optimum treatment for our patients.

Give Me Some Examples of the Tumors You Treat.

Benign
Lipoma
Bone Cysts
Giant Cell Tumor
Nerve Sheath Tumor

Malignant
Liposarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Ganglion Cyst Synovial Sarcoma
Ewing’s Sarcoma
Metastatic Carcinoma to Bone

Do You Also See Non-Tumor Orthopaedic Patients?
Definitely. In addition to tumor surgery we also specialize in Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Foot and Ankle disorders, Fracture Care, Sports Medicine, and management of Avascular Necrosis of Bone. We also provide general orthopaedic care.