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

Conditions

Conditions & Treatments

Bones are the site of tumors that spread or metastasize from another organ, such as the breasts, lungs or prostate. Cancer that arises in the bone – primary bone cancer – is rare.

Bone tumors may be benign or malignant. Benign bone tumors are more common, but both types may grow and compress healthy bone tissue and absorb or replace it with abnormal tissue. Benign tumors, however, don’t spread and are rarely life threatening.

Conditions Treated:

Benign / aggressive bone tumors

  • Fibrous dysplasia, enchondroma, eosinophilic granuloma, giant cell tumor, non-ossifying fibroma, osteoid osteoma, osteoblastoma, aneurysmal bone cyst, simple bone cyst, chondroblastoma, chondromyxoid fibroma, osteochondroma, osteofibrous dysplasia, adamantinoma

 

Malignant Bone Tumors

  • Osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, chondrosarcoma

 

Benign Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Lipoma, nerve sheath tumors, vascular malformations

 

Malignant Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Soft tissue sarcomas

 

Metastatic Bone Disease

  • Breast, lung, thyroid, renal, prostate, and other types of carcinoma, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, leukemia, melanoma

 

Tumor-like Conditions

  • Osteomyelitis, metabolic bone disease