Orthopaedic Care

Orthopaedic Oncology

For expert, compassionate orthopaedic-oncological care come to Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. We’re home to the region’s premier Orthopaedic Oncologists specializing in the treatment of sarcoma. Coordinated teams of specialists design treatment programs to preserve the fullest joint function and mobility possible.
Sarcoma is a rare tumor affecting connective tissue such as bone (osseous), cartilage, skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, tendons, veins/arteries, nerves, skin, and fatty tissues. Approximately 10,000 new cases of sarcoma are diagnosed in the US each year, representing just one percent of all cancers. Close to 80% of these are soft tissue sarcomas; the other 20% or so are bone cancers.

Soft-tissue tumors are typically painless, firm masses. While osseous tumors often present with pain. A number of diagnostic tests may be required to accurately identify a sarcoma, including blood tests, x-rays, CT scan, MRI, bone scan, and PET scan. Biopsy may also be indicated.

Fortunately, benign (non-cancerous) tumors are far more common than sarcomas. Depending upon tumor type, treatments range from observation to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

 

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Your health is of upmost importance to us. Proliance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine remains open at our Bellevue and Issaquah locations to serve the medical needs of our patients and community.

We wish to evaluate you as soon as possible. In an effort to do so, we are now offering virtual visits through a secure video-call application. Now, you can meet with your provider from the safety of your own home. Please call to schedule or speak to a staff member who can help answer questions and schedule an appointment (either virtually, or in person if necessary) as soon as possible.

We are prioritizing visits for the treatment of time sensitive conditions per recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Washington State Department of Health. For the safety of you and other patients, we will be screening everyone before they enter one of our clinics. All providers and employees are also being screened twice daily at all of our locations, in compliance with the latest guidelines

To best protect our patients and staff, all providers you encounter during your visit will now be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks.

We ask that you remain at home if you have a cough and/or fever or if you have been exposed to someone with these symptoms. Please contact your primary care provider immediately if you have any of these symptoms. We ask that adult patients who do not need assistance come into the clinic by themselves to limit visitors.

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