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Orthopedic Oncology

Orthopedic Oncology

A bone tumor is an abnormal growth of cells that occurs in bone. A tumor also can develop in soft tissue, such as muscle, tendons, nerves or blood vessels. Tumors may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Orthopedic oncology is a highly specialized orthopedic subspecialty that provides diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant musculoskeletal tumors.

Kentucky's Only Orthopedic Oncologist

While our Norton Orthopedic Care specialists often can treat benign tumors, malignant tumors generally are referred to Norton Cancer Institute’s orthopedic oncologist, Shawn L. Price. M.D.  – a member of a multidisciplinary team of skilled oncologists and radiologists. In fact, Dr. Price is Kentucky’s only orthopedic oncologist, providing evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors and metastatic lesions. We also manage orthopedic conditions in cancer patients, such as fractures, trauma, arthritis, avascular necrosis, osteoporosis or infections, which may require specialized treatment in conjunction with cancer treatment.

Bone Tumors We Treat

Our orthopedic specialists provide treatment for the following benign bone and soft tissue tumors and related conditions.

Benign bone tumors

  • Bone cyst
  • Bone infections
  • Bone island
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondromyxoid fibroma
  • Enchondroma
  • Enostosis
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Hemangioma
  • Histiocytosis X
  • Juxtacortical chondroma
  • Nonossifying fibroma
  • Osteoblastoma
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteofibrous dysplasia
  • Osteoid osteoma

Benign soft tissue tumors

  • Desmoid/fibromatosis
  • Fibroma/elastofibroma
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Hemangioma
  • Lipoma/lipoblastoma
  • Mesenchymoma
  • Myositis ossificans/fasciitis/myositis
  • Neuroma/neurofibroma/schwannoma
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS)
  • Xanthoma

See an Orthopedic Oncology Specialist

For more information about bone tumor treatment options, or to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic oncologist, please call (502) 629-1234.

 
Peter J. Buecker, M.D.
Peter J. Buecker, M.D.

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