Orthopaedic Oncology

Gain experience working with adults and children who have bone and soft tissue tumors of the musculoskeletal system. 

Our orthopaedic oncology rotation will train you to take an investigatory and analytic approach to diagnosing and treating benign and malignant tumors. 

You can expect to gain knowledge on developing preliminary staging evaluations. We’ll acquaint you with concepts of margins, how they are achieved operatively and how they interact with the staging system adopted by the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society. 

Our faculty will guide you through the process of developing and carrying out patient management plans for different types of cancers. You’ll also learn to use information from our patient base and computer archive to better treat orthopaedic oncology conditions. 

We’ll help you develop skills in locating, appraising and assimilating evidence from scientific studies related to patients with bone or soft tissue sarcoma. 

Learn About Reconstruction, Postoperative Care

We’ll familiarize you with reconstruction options for patients presenting with tumors of the musculoskeletal system. You’ll gain knowledge about allografts, segmental modular prostheses, arthrodeses and amputations.

Our orthopaedic oncology rotation will teach you about postoperative care for patients with musculoskeletal neoplasms and help you understand the unique needs of these patients.

Receive Mentoring from Experienced Role Models

Our faculty members are empathic, patient-centered physicians who recognize the importance of providing personalized orthopaedic oncology care.

Working alongside them and following their example will help enhance your listening skills when addressing patients’ concerns and infuse your patient communication with a deeper sensitivity.

Length of Rotation

  • Second-year residents: 10 weeks

Patient Population

You’ll treat adult and pediatric patients with soft tissue tumors and bone cancers including: 

  • osteosarcoma
  • chondrosarcoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma

Training Sites