Orthopedic Oncology

The Orthopedic Oncology practice at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush specializes in the treatment of patients with bone and soft tissue tumors. Specifically, our orthopedic oncology doctors are leaders in limb salvage, bone substitutes, and bone transplantation. They provide the most advanced surgical reconstructive techniques available, such as limb-sparing operations using human bone transplants. 

Our orthopedic oncologists treat the following oncological conditions:

Bone Sarcoma

Osteosarcoma Ewing's sarcoma
Chondrosarcoma Other bone sarcomas

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Liposarcoma Fibrosarcoma
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma Synovial sarcoma
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans Epithelioid sarcoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma Leiomyosarcoma
Angiosarcoma Myxofibrosarcoma
Undifferentiated / plemorphic sarcoma Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor

Benign Bone Tumors

Enchondroma Osteochondroma
Chondroblastoma Osteoid osteoma
Osteoblastoma Bone cysts 

Benign Soft Tissue Tumors

Lypoma Neurofibroma
Schwannoma Giant cell tumor

Other Cancerous Bone Tumors

Multiple myeloma Lymphoma
Metastatic carcinoma Pathologic fractures

Our doctors are also pioneers in the use of bone substitutes and self-lengthening pediatric implants that can be lengthened as a child grows—without additional trips to the operating room. They were the first in Chicago to use these revolutionary implants, and today are some of the few nationwide who are capable of performing the procedures.

Doctors

Alan T. Blank, M.D., M.S.

Orthopedic Oncology, Hip & Knee Reconstruction and Replacement Orthopedic Surgeon, General Orthopedics

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Matthew W. Colman, M.D.

Spine Surgery and Musculoskeletal Oncology Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Steven Gitelis, M.D.

Orthopedic Oncology, Hip & Knee Reconstruction and Replacement Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor & Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Director, Section of Orthopedic Oncology, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Surgery, Chief of Surgery at RUMC, & Associate Dean of Surgical Services at Rush Medical College

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