Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.


Orthopaedic Oncology

Orthopaedic Oncology

The Orthopedic Surgical Oncology Clinic at UCSF Medical Center provides expert care for benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors as well as tumor-like conditions. The service coordinates treatment by a team of surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and allied health professionals at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center for individualized care of the highest quality.

Our patients have access to many of the country’s leading musculoskeletal oncology specialists with the full range of diagnostic capabilities and treatment options.  Using a team approach, we are able to advise patients and their families of the latest treatment options and to offer timely, innovative and compassionate care in a personal and supportive environment.

Service Highlights:

  • The world’s leading orthopaedic oncology program for use of compressive osseointegration (Compress) technology for endoprosthetic implants.
  • Experts in both limb salvage and specialized amputations procedures in the care of children and adults with bone and soft tissue tumors.
  • A leader in CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation for the management of osteoid osteoma and other bone conditions.
  • Decades-long experience in the use of preoperative chemotherapy for bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children and adults.
  • A pioneer in the use of intraoperative radiation therapy for local control of sarcomas and other aggressive neoplasms.
  • Weekly meetings of the multidisciplinary UCSF Sarcoma Program Tumor Board for consensus panel development of individualized patient treatment plans.
  • Nearly 400 operative procedures and 2,000 outpatient office visits annually.

  • UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • 1825 Fourth Street
    Fourth Floor
  • San Francisco, CA 94158
  • 415-885-3800
  • 415-514-5661