Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates is now in Newington! Schedule an appointment today. Physical therapy is now available on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm at 430 Saybrook Road in Middletown and in Marlborough on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

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Our 420 Saybrook Rd MRI location is temporarily closed. We have temporarily relocated to 430 Saybrook Road (Lower Level where Physical Therapy is located).

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Orthopedic Oncology

Comprehensive Orthopedic Oncology Care

Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates offers a comprehensive range of orthopedic services including orthopedic oncology care. Orthopedic oncology focuses on the non-operative and operative management of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) musculoskeletal tumors and cancers, including conditions such as metastatic bone disease and unknown soft tissue masses.

Why Choose Middlesex Orthopedic & Spine Associates for Orthopedic Oncology

We’re the premier practice in the area for orthopedic oncology. We offer:

  • Fellowship-trained surgeons: Our surgeons have the highest level of training in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment. Orthopedic tumors are rare, necessitating evaluation by a highly trained specialist.  
  • Comprehensive treatment options: We offer cutting-edge treatments tailored to each patient. We work closely with local oncologists, including the Middlesex Health Cancer Center, to provide multidisciplinary care for each patient. Our surgeon also collaborates with our radiology department to diagnose oncological conditions using imaging such as PET scans, CT scans and MRIs so that treatment can start imminently.
  • Convenience every step of the way: We have multiple locations that offer physical therapy nearby. We do everything we can to help you navigate the treatment and recovery process.

Orthopedic Oncology Conditions We Treat

Our orthopedic oncologists specializes in treating a diverse spectrum of conditions, encompassing both cancerous and benign tumors. Our orthopedic oncologists most commonly treat:

  • Metastatic bone disease
  • Unknown soft tissue masses
  • Malignant and benign bone tumors
  • Malignant and benign soft tissue tumors (including sarcoma)
  • Tumor-like conditions

A recommended treatment plan greatly depends on the type of bone tumor a patient has. Bone tumors can be benign or malignant, and malignant tumors are classified as primary or secondary.

  • Benign – The majority of bone tumors are benign or non-cancerous. While non-cancerous, benign tumors can weaken bone and cause pain.
  • Malignant – A tumor that is cancerous and can spread to other parts of the body.
    • Primary – A malignant tumor that begins in the bone.
    • Secondary – A malignant tumor that started in another part of the body and has spread to the bone. This is also known as a metastatic tumor.

Treatments for Orthopedic Oncology

Orthopedic oncology treatments may be used alone or in combination, depending on the specific condition and its severity. Operations may also be performed alongside non-surgical treatment options like chemotherapy or radiation to aid in destroying cancer cells or reducing tumor size.

  • Surgical treatment options include but are not limited to:
    • Open biopsy to obtain a diagnosis.
    • Mass excisions to remove soft tissue tumors.
    • Curettage to remove benign bone tumors.
    • Bone reinforcement to prevent fracture.
    • Limb salvage surgery with bone and joint reconstruction.
    • Amputation.
  • Non-surgical treatment options:
    • Chemotherapy.
    • Radiation therapy.
    • Targeted therapy.
    • Immunotherapy.

Our orthopedic oncologists specializes in treating a diverse spectrum of conditions, encompassing both cancerous and benign tumors. Our orthopedic oncologists most commonly treat:

  • Metastatic bone disease
  • Unknown soft tissue masses
  • Malignant and benign bone tumors
  • Malignant and benign soft tissue tumors (including sarcoma)
  • Tumor-like conditions

A recommended treatment plan greatly depends on the type of bone tumor a patient has. Bone tumors can be benign or malignant, and malignant tumors are classified as primary or secondary.

  • Benign – The majority of bone tumors are benign or non-cancerous. While non-cancerous, benign tumors can weaken bone and cause pain.
  • Malignant – A tumor that is cancerous and can spread to other parts of the body.
    • Primary – A malignant tumor that begins in the bone.
    • Secondary – A malignant tumor that started in another part of the body and has spread to the bone. This is also known as a metastatic tumor.

Orthopedic oncology treatments may be used alone or in combination, depending on the specific condition and its severity. Operations may also be performed alongside non-surgical treatment options like chemotherapy or radiation to aid in destroying cancer cells or reducing tumor size.

  • Surgical treatment options include but are not limited to:
    • Open biopsy to obtain a diagnosis.
    • Mass excisions to remove soft tissue tumors.
    • Curettage to remove benign bone tumors.
    • Bone reinforcement to prevent fracture.
    • Limb salvage surgery with bone and joint reconstruction.
    • Amputation.
  • Non-surgical treatment options:
    • Chemotherapy.
    • Radiation therapy.
    • Targeted therapy.
    • Immunotherapy.

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