Childhood cancer is rare, and pediatric cancers of the bone and soft tissues even rarer.
Though the incidence of these cancers is infrequent, the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at the Roney Bone and Joint Institute at Scott & White are well equipped to treat your child’s bone cancer in the long-standing Scott & White tradition of excellence.
You’ll receive unparalleled, compassionate care for your child throughout every stage of treatment.
Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant bone tumor in children. The treatment of this type of tumor requires a combination of chemotherapy and surgical removal.
Historically, this surgery was usually some type of amputation, but at the Roney Bone and Joint Institute at Scott & White, we offer limb-salvage surgery in approximately 85 percent of cases. We make every effort to preserve as much bone and as medically possible.
This procedure requires reconstruction of whatever bone defect is created by removing the tumor.
Options for replacing your child’s missing bone include:
- Endoprostheses – large metallic joint replacements
- Allografts – bone from tissue donors
- Autografts – bone from your own body
Much like osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma is treated by a combination of chemotherapy and surgical removal.
Here at Scott & White, we offer limb-salvage surgery to approximately 85 percent of patients using similar strategy and reconstruction principles as in osteosarcoma.