Musculoskeletal Oncology

The Rutgers Health Musculoskeletal Oncology practice treats benign and malignant tumors of bones, muscles, tendons, and joints in adults and children. We treat such problems by coordinating a team of specialists including oncologists (cancer specialists), radiologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, plastic surgeons, and rehabilitation specialists.

Tumor treatment may require surgical procedures such as biopsy for diagnosis, tumor resection with local treatment, tumor resection with major limb reconstruction, or amputation. We often match our surgical procedures with appropriate radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Our practice has expertise in:

  • Aggressive musculoskeletal infections with bone destruction
  • Complex salvage of failed total joint arthroplasty
  • Limb salvage
  • Limb-sparing procedures
  • Preserving limb growth in pediatric patients after tumor treatment

Physicians who serve our practice are on the faculty of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research and teaching about all aspects of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal oncology. Each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.

If you or a loved one seeks diagnosis and treatment for problems with tumors of bones, muscles, tendons, or joints, make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Musculoskeletal Oncology practice.