Orthopedic oncology

Orthopaedic Oncology offers treatment for adults and children with musculoskeletal tumours. It evaluates many different types of disorders, including benign tumours, malignant tumours, bone tumours, soft tissue tumours and metastatic lesions. The specialists manage orthopaedic problems in oncology patients requiring specialised multidisciplinary care for bones and joint cancers. The objective of the treatment is to remove the cancerous tissues and prevent its further spread.

Advantage: Orthopaedic Oncology provides treatment for primary, malignant tumours, Osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, chordoma, and soft tissue sarcomas are some of the diseases treated.


What is a sarcoma?

A sarcoma is a form of cancer that develops in connective tissues or bone. There are many sub-types of sarcomas, with the two major categories being soft-tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas. The major forms of soft-tissue sarcomas are formed in muscles, blood vessels, tendons, fat, and nerves in the arms and legs. Bone sarcomas most often occur in the legs, especially around the knee. There are many forms of bone cancers, but not all bone cancers are sarcomas.

Can a sarcoma or orthopaedic cancer be prevented?

There are no known ways to prevent the development of a sarcoma or orthopaedic cancers. Orthopaedic cancers most often result from other forms of cancer. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting regular check-ups are the best ways to reduce the risk for developing all forms of cancer.

How are orthopaedic cancers treated?

Treatment options depend on the stage of the cancer, as well as whether the cancer started in the bone or it has spread from another cancer in the body. If a tumour is developed in the bone, chemotherapy and surgery are the treatment options with radiation therapy before or after surgery.

Related Procedures
  • Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

    Knee pain and arthritis and stiffness is treated with a variety of methods. This includes medications, physical therapy and exercises, weight loss methods and surgery to replace the worn out cushions between the joint spaces.   

  • Total Hip Replacement (THR)

    Total Hip Replacement (THR) is necessary when none of the other methods to correct a damaged hip is effective. In this operation the surgeon replaces the ball and the socket with metallic replacements and the cartilage with artificial joint material.