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

Treatment

Emphasis is placed on preserving bone. When surgery is necessary, treatment is tailored to fit the nature and location of the tumor. In some cases, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are administered. Most often, limbs can be successfully saved with the use of bone allografts, which is bone tissue from a human donor, and custom prosthetic implants. A rehabilitation program is developed with the assistance of nursing staff, therapists, prosthetists and social workers. We then follow the patient’s progress to ensure long-term favorable outcomes.