The Orthopaedic Center treats adults and children with musculoskeletal tumors. We care for patients with benign and malignant tumors in the bone or soft tissue, as well as metastatic lesions – cancerous tumors that have spread from their original location to other parts of the body.
We also treat orthopaedic problems that cancer patients may face. These include avascular necrosis (bone death due to a lack of blood), arthritis, fractures, infections, osteoporosis and trauma. As part of a comprehensive cancer center, the center can call on a multidisciplinary team of experts to care for these conditions. These can include surgeons, rheumatologists and pain management specialists, among others.
In addition to this general orthopaedic care, doctors with the center perform surgery to treat soft tissue sarcomas and advance surgical and reconstructive techniques to restore normal function.
Conditions we treat:
- Bone cancer
- Metastatic lesions
- Benign bone tumors
- Avascular Necrosis
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The Orthopaedic Center business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
713-792-6110 (Current patients)
877-632-6789 (New patients)