Treatment for chondrosarcoma is dependent on several factors. Because chemotherapy and radiation are not generally very effective in treating chondrosarcoma, surgery is typically the most efficient treatment method. Physicians will often recommend follow up chemotherapy treatments to reduce the risk of the chondrosarcoma metastasizing to other areas of the body.
Bone cancer treatment is a very involved process which requires the skill and expertise of talented orthopaedic surgeons and specialists. In each case the goal is to not only remove and stop the spread of chondrosarcoma but to enable the patient to return to a healthy and active lifestyle. This is most often achieved through one of the following limb salvage surgical techniques:
When surgeons perform an allograft any known cancerous cells are removed and replaced with tissue from a donor.
In an autograft the surgeon removes any detected cancerous cells and also extracts healthy bone tissue from the patient. The healthy cells are then used to replace the removed cancerous tissue. Surgeons commonly harvest the bone tissue from them fibula.
In some cases surgeons depend on prosthetic implants to replace the removed cancerous tissue. Modern science has made it possible for many patients to receive expandable implants which have also proven to be a viable limb salvage option.
At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists provide unparalleled care to our patients suffering from chondrosarcoma and other types of bone cancer. Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons are prepared to diagnose and aggressively treat sarcoma cases. If you are interested in learning more about your bone cancer treatment options, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.