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.
Treatment of Bone cancer conditions:
Orthopaedic Oncology provides treatment for primary, malignant tumours, Osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, chordoma, and soft tissue sarcomas are some of the diseases treated.
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.
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.