Orthopaedic Oncology (Orthopaedic Oncosurgery) is a specialisation of Orthopaedics that deals with tumors of the bone and includes
- Swellings (both bony and soft tissue) of the limbs, pelvis and spine
- Benign bone tumors like Giant cell tumor (GCT), Fibrous dysplasia, Enchondromas.
- Malignant bone tumors, that is cancers of the bone, also called as Sarcomas. These include Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Ewings sarcoma and many others.
- Benign and malignant soft tissue tumors of the limbs, spine and pelvic areas like lipoma, liposarcoma , leiomyosarcoma and many others.
- Cancers from other organs that spread to the bone and cause pain or fractures.(Metastasis to the bone or Secondaries to the bone)
- Pathological Fractures
- Recurrent tumors
- Revision Megaprosthesis
- Limb Salvage
- Cystic lesions of the bone.
- Langerhan Cell Histiocytosis and rare lesions of the bone.
- Undiagnosed pain in the limbs, spine, pelvis.
- Undiagnosed bone or soft tissue problems seen on X rays, CT Scan ,MRI or PET-CT Scan.
- Biopsy , diagnosis , decision making / management and surgery if required, of bone pain and swellings.
As we head into the next generation of patient care and medical achievements, it is now recognized and understood that Orthopaedic Oncology is a specialized branch that should be handled by experts who are well trained in this difficult sub specialty. To get the best treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction in bone tumors, a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon is recommended.
The difference between saving a limb or not and reducing the chances of recurrence of bone tumors is the reason for choosing a specialist Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon