DFW Orthopedics

Understanding Orthopedic Oncology

Orthopedic oncology is a field of medicine centered on diagnosing and treating tissues in the bones and soft tissues. These troubling conditions can be highly complex and require a skilled approach to care. Patients with bone tumors, whether benign or malignant, need expert assessment and treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcomes. At DFW Orthopedics, under the guidance of our team, we provide comprehensive services to meet these challenging medical needs. 

Exploring the Scope of Orthopedic Oncology

Orthopedic oncology encompasses various aspects of patient care, from initial diagnosis to treatment and beyond. Here’s what patients should understand about this critical field:

  • Types of Tumors: We treat a range of tumors, including osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and metastatic carcinomas affecting the bone, as well as soft tissue sarcomas.
  • Diagnostic Tools: Advanced imaging techniques, such as MRI and CT scans, are utilized for precise diagnosis.
  • Treatment Modalities: Treatments may include some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments depending on the type and stage of the tumor.
  • Limb-Sparing Surgery: Whenever possible, our goal is to preserve the affected limb to maintain as much functionality and appearance as possible.
  • Rehabilitation: Post-treatment rehabilitation is crucial and can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other modalities to help patients regain strength and mobility.

The Orthopedic Oncology Experience at DFW Orthopedics

Patients at DFW Orthopedics can expect a thorough approach to their care. Here’s a glimpse of the patient journey:

  • Initial Consultation: A comprehensive medical history and physical examination set the groundwork for further investigation.
  • Multidisciplinary Team: Our team, including Dr. Deheshi, collaborates with oncologists, radiologists, and other specialists to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Surgical Expertise: Dr. Deheshi brings extensive experience to each surgical procedure, employing techniques that prioritize tumor removal and limb function.
  • Supportive Care: We understand an oncology diagnosis’s emotional and psychological impacts and provide resources to assist patients and their families throughout their treatment.

Perhaps more than any other area of orthopedic medicine, our patients must understand the details of their care when receiving oncology care. Cancer can be a dangerous and frightening experience, but it can be overcome in many cases. Understanding the details of your care, what to watch for, and how to care for yourself throughout treatment and recovery can greatly improve your chances of success.

Take the First Step Toward Healing

With a steadfast commitment to health and recovery, DFW Orthopedics stands as a pillar of support for those facing orthopedic oncological conditions. Our team is dedicated to delivering medical excellence and compassionate, patient-centered care. We blend advanced medical practices with a personalized approach, ensuring each patient feels informed and cared for every step of the way.

If you or a loved one is navigating an orthopedic oncology diagnosis, you don’t have to face it alone. Contact DFW Orthopedics at 1545 E Southlake Blvd Suite 280, Southlake, TX 76092, or at 817-332-7867. Let us be your advocates and allies in this fight, providing the sophisticated care and support you deserve. Together, we can work towards healing and a return to wellness.

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