For Patients : Oncology

Orthopaedic Oncology

Orthopaedic Oncologists from UHealth – University of Miami Health System/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center offer a comprehensive program to diagnose and treat primary and metastatic bone and soft tissue cancer for pediatric and adult patients.

Our team of fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists works together with a multidisciplinary group of physicians and scientists to provide the highest quality of care to patients with benign and malignant musculoskeletal disease, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic disease, and benign neoplasm of bone and soft tissue.

University of Miami Tissue Bank

UMTB came about and evolved in an effort to provide safe and effective bone and soft tissue grafts to patients long before allograft bone transplantation was widely accepted. UMTB has always been focused on safety and the advancement of knowledge in allograft use. For more information about the UM Tissue Bank please visit

Specific conditions

• Soft tissue mass
• Soft tissue sarcoma
• Bone sarcoma
• Benign bone lesion
• Metastatic disease to bone
• Complex limb reconstruction

The multidisciplinary team offers a wide array of treatment options for bone and soft tissue tumors including cryotherapy ablation, radiofrequency ablation, and bisphosphonate drug therapy with PMMA bone cement. These treatments are often coupled with chemotherapy before surgery to shrink a tumor, or after surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells.