Orthopaedic Conditions We Treat
We provide bone cancer care that meets your needs. Experts from different medical specialties meet regularly to discuss and plan your care. Together, they use their expertise to provide a personalized treatment plan that considers your lifestyle and goals.
Bone Cancer Diagnosis
Our diagnostic specialists are experts at telling the difference between conditions that are hard to tell apart, including:
- Bone tumors and soft tissue tumors
- Metabolic diseases, such as Paget disease or osteoporosis
We also provide diagnostic and treatment expertise in the more than 300 variations of benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) soft tissue tumors.
In addition to internationally renowned orthopaedic oncologists, our diagnostic teams include:
- Interventional radiologists who specialize in musculoskeletal tumors
- Pathologists who specialize in soft tissue and bone tumors
Together, they provide biopsies often on the same day as your initial appointment—and results just as quickly. We can move forward with a personalized treatment plan without delay. We don't want you to wait to get the answers you need.
Our Advanced Diagnostic Technology
Our specialists use advanced technology to make accurate and timely diagnoses. This technology includes:
- Metal artifact reduction sequence (MARS) software: Metal implants can prevent us from getting clear images of your bones and soft tissue during an MRI, but MARS makes it possible to clearly see the soft tissue around your implant.
- PET/MRI scan: PET/MRI scan helps us see how your tissues and organs are working and provides detailed images—all during one imaging session.
Our Bone Cancer Treatments
We provide timely care throughout your treatment. Collaboration between our specialists reduces the time it takes to start your treatment. You can also meet with the other doctors involved in your care—including experts in chemotherapy and radiation therapy—on the same day or within days of your biopsy.
For your convenience and peace of mind, we provide the full spectrum of care you need at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Care may include:
- Types of radiation oncology treatments
- Promising new treatments via clinical trials
- Palliative, or supportive, care (care that treats your symptoms instead of the cancer)
Limb Salvage and Reconstruction
Because of a soft tissue or bone tumor's location, patients sometimes face amputation or loss of limb function. At Cedars-Sinai, saving the limb is our priority. That's why the overwhelming majority of limb reconstructions we do are limb-saving procedures—not amputations. Our surgeons have performed thousands of successful surgeries focused on saving limbs.
We work with an experienced plastic surgery team that has expertise in these complicated surgeries. During reconstruction, if there's not enough skin or muscle tissue, they can create a "free flap" using tissue from another area. Then, our surgeons can put the free flap on the affected area to assist with wound healing and restore limb function.