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Tumour Orthopaedics

The bone and soft tissue tumour services at SPARSH hospital, is a specialised unit involved in treating tumours that arise from the musculoskeletal system such as bone, muscle and connective tissue. The most common forms of malignant tumours (sarcomas) are osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, spindle cell sarcoma of the bone, chondrosarcoma and soft tissue sarcomas. With the latest advances in imaging techniques, chemotherapy, radiation intervention and reconstruction following removal of the disease, limb salvage has been made possible in more than 95 percent of the cases. The diseased bone can now be replaced with an artificial prosthesis (Endoprosthetic Replacement) thus improving quality of life and avoiding disabling amputations.

Treatment of tumours follows a multidisciplinary approach using multiple skill sets of orthopaedics, medical oncology, pathology, radiotherapy, rehabilitation services, pain and palliative care and counselling services. This ensures that a customised treatment plan is developed for each patient. State-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, such as MRI scan, PET scan, CT scan and tumour pathology services are available for the early and accurate diagnosis of musculoskeletal tumours.