Orthopaedic Oncology

Orthopaedic oncologists at NYU Langone provide treatment for many types of bone and soft tissue tumors. We take a team approach to diagnosis and treatment, bringing together orthopaedists, surgical oncologists, and professionals in radiology, pathology, medical oncology, plastic surgery, and radiation therapy to discuss your condition, consider your lifestyle and needs, and formulate the best treatment plan for your particular condition.

Conditions we provide treatment for include:

  • alveolar soft-part sarcoma, a rare cancer that occurs in the legs
  • angiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood or lymph vessels, which is also referred to as lymphangiosarcoma
  • chondrosarcoma, a cancerous tumor at the base of the skull or the bone along the back of the eyes, including extraskeletal chondrosarcoma
  • clear cell sarcoma, a cancer that begins in tendons and can spread to nearby lymph nodes
  • desmoplastic small round cell tumor, which starts in the abdomen and can spread to other areas of the pelvis
  • Ewing sarcoma, a tumor that forms in bone or soft tissue, including extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma
  • extraskeletal osteosarcoma, a bone and cartilage tumor
  • fibrosarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer most commonly found in middle-aged adults and seniors
  • ganglioneuroblastoma, rare tumors that form in nerve tissue
  • hemangiopericytoma, a blood vessel tumor
  • leiomyosarcoma, cancer of the smooth muscle cells
  • liposarcoma, cancer of the fat cells
  • malignant fibrous histiocytoma, a soft-tissue tumor found most commonly in the legs
  • malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, also known as neurofibrosarcoma, a tumor that covers nerves and is associated with neurofibromatosis type 1
  • malignant schwannomas, cancer of the nerves
  • metastatic bone disease, cancer that starts elsewhere in the body and then spreads to bone
  • osteocartilaginous exostosis, also known as osteochondroma, a benign bone tumor
  • osteogenic sarcoma, osteosarcoma, and other forms of bone cancer in adults and children
  • rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor found in muscle
  • synovial cell sarcomas, cancer of the foot

Our orthopaedic oncologists perform many types of procedures, including the removal of benign and malignant tumors of the musculoskeletal system. Other tests and procedures we perform include biopsies to remove suspect cells to test for abnormalities and limb-sparing surgery.