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University Orthopaedics, Hand

and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster

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Musculoskeletal Oncology

The Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology handles bone and soft tissue tumours in children and adults. It has three full time musculoskeletal oncologists who have between them more than 50 years' experience and 100 publications which have been credited with significant discoveries in musculoskeletal oncology-which includes molecular basis of bone tumor growth and microsurgical joint transfers.


It offers a very wide range of abilities from prosthetic to bone transplant type options because our specialists hold dual roles as either joint replacement or microsugical surgeons. It is therefore a completely unique resource specialised in the care of this very demanding field in South-East Asia.


Figure.(a) This case had an osteosarcoma of the proximal femur (arrowed). With our multi-disciplinary setup, we were able to resect the proximal femur and plevis, cryopreserve and re-implant her own plevis and replace the lost femoral segment with a megaprosthesis. On other tumours we are able to use CT fluoroscopy to target probes and freeze them in situ without resorting to large open procedures (simulation shown in figure c and d).