Adults and children with orthopaedic cancer — bone and soft tissue tumors, as well as tumor-like conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system — require multidisciplinary care from a team representing both oncology and orthopaedics. The musculoskeletal oncology experts at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine work in combination with the renowned Markey Cancer Center to provide this advanced service to patients.
In addition to evaluating primary bone tumors, the musculoskeletal oncology experts with UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine also have specialized knowledge about treating other orthopaedic issues. Those issues include arthritis, avascular necrosis, fractures and osteoporosis, that can develop in patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Musculoskeletal cancer care services at UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine include:
- Treatment for musculoskeletal cancers, such as osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, chondrosarcoma, and chordoma; soft tissue sarcomas; and metastatic lesions to the bone
- Medical and pediatric oncology
- Musculoskeletal radiology
- Orthopaedic oncology
- Radiation oncology
- Surgical pathology
UK Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine is dedicated to providing advanced, patient-centered care for musculoskeletal cancer. In addition to overseeing clinical care, the program’s team of specialty physicians and researchers pursues research in cancer immunotherapy, advanced tumor imaging, biomedical engineering of bone-like substances and clinical trials.
This service line is offered in conjunction with UK Markey Cancer Center. It is one of only two musculoskeletal cancer programs in Kentucky.