Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons treat your child's bone cancer
Childhood cancer is rare, and pediatric cancers of the bone and soft tissues (osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma) are even rarer.
Treatment requires a combination of chemotherapy and surgical removal. Historically, this surgery was usually some amputation, but at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, we offer limb-salvage surgery in approximately 85 percent of cases. This procedure requires reconstructing any bone defect 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
We make every effort to preserve as much bone as medically possible.