WVU Medicine orthopaedic oncology specialists evaluate and treat pre-cancerous, benign, and malignant tumors of the bone and soft tissue, as well as other cancers that have spread to the bone. Our team is available to treat adults and children diagnosed with a wide variety of cancer-related orthopaedic conditions. Our goal is to provide you with the most innovative treatments for bone cancers, close to home.

Conditions We Treat

Our orthopaedic oncology team treats patients diagnosed with a wide variety of bone and soft tissue conditions, including:

  • Bone cancer
  • Bone cysts
  • Cartilage tumors
  • Giant cell tumors
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Musculoskeletal infections:
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Septic arthritis
    • Myositis (inflammation of the muscles)
  • Myeloma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondroma
  • Sarcoma of the bones, extremities, sacrum, soft tissue, and spine
  • Tumors that occur in the lining of the nerves (nerve sheath)

Evaluation and Treatment

A WVU Medicine physicians perform a full exam and order tests to gather information about any cancerous tumors you might have and how the tumors could be treated. Treatments for bone and soft tissue cancers may combine the use of medical, surgical, and radiological interventions to provide the highest level of patient care.

Your treatment plan will depend on the size, location, and diagnosis of your tumor, as well as your health and preferences. Our physicians work closely with radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists to create an individualized treatment plan to maximize survival and provide improved quality of life during and after treatment.

Our physicians offer a wide array of surgical options for bone and soft tissue cancers and related conditions, including:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of benign intra-articular tumors
  • Chest wall resections for benign and malignant tumors
  • Hemipelvectomy (internal and external) for treatment of pelvic tumors
  • Knee fusions
  • Limb preservation surgery
  • Minimally invasive treatment of:
    • Benign bone tumors
    • Impending fractures
  • Musculoskeletal tumor surgery
  • Replacement of:
    • Elbow
    • Femur
    • Hip
    • Humerus
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
  • Treatment of cancer-related broken bones

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)
1 Medical Center Drive
WVU Cancer Institute
Morgantown, WV 26506

The Referral Office schedules your “new patient” or first appointment. To schedule your first appointment, please call 877-427-2894 (toll free) or 304-598-4500 and ask for the referral office.

The MBRCC clinic has an automated appointment reminder system that calls you 24-48 hours before a scheduled appointment. Please be aware that calls may not be recognized by caller ID.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your first appointment, please call the Cancer Center and ask for the Referral Office at 304-598-4500.

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