Orthopedic Oncology

Tumors of the musculoskeletal system are abnormal growths of cells that develop in bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. The 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.

While our Norton Orthopedic Care specialists often can treat benign tumors, malignant tumors are referred to orthopedic oncologist George T. Calvert, M.D., who works with a multidisciplinary team of oncologists and radiologists. Dr. Calvert evaluates and treats musculoskeletal tumors and metastatic lesions, cancer that has spread to the bones. He also manages orthopedic conditions in cancer patients, such as fractures, trauma, arthritis, avascular necrosis, osteoporosis and 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 infection
  • 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
  • Xanthoma
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