Orthopedic Oncology - Treatments

The mission of the Emory Orthopaedics Oncology service is to evaluate and treat patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the bone and soft tissues. Our multidisciplinary team includes orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists. Our highly skilled team treats a wide range of orthopedic bone tumors, and has the support of the largest Sarcoma Center in the Atlanta region.

Some of the procedures and treatments our orthopaedic oncology surgeons use are listed below. Depending on a patient's bone or spinal tumor type, one or a combination of any of the below treatment options may be used in treatment:

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is medication delivered to the body to eliminate cancer cells or greatly reduce their effect. It targets cells that divide rapidly, a characteristic of most cancer cells. Learn more >>

Limb Sparing Surgery (LSS)

Limb sparing surgery (LSS) is a special operative procedure performed by oncology orthopedic surgeons and has become the accepted standard of care for patients with sarcomas of the extremities. Learn more >>

Radiation

Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses ionizing radiation energy to kill cancer cells and shrink cancerous tumors. Radiation therapy serves to either destroy cancerous cells or damage these cells to impede the division and growth of the cancer. Learn more >>

Rotationplasty

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Spinal Tumor Treatment

Surgery is often used to remove all or part of the tumor. The tumor, along with a margin of normal tissue around it, is removed when possible. Learn more >>

Tumor Resection

Surgery is often used to remove all or part of the tumor. The tumor, along with a margin of normal tissue around it, is removed when possible. Learn more >>

Diagnostic Imaging

Your physician may possibly recommend further tests including an MRI, CT scan, x-rays and lab work. Learn more >>

Orthopedic Oncology