This procedure is done by inserting metal into the bone in order to strengthen it well before it breaks. This type of surgery can be done in a minimally invasive fashion, and can reduce pain and prevent the major problems associated with fracture. This surgery can maintain maximum mobility for patients.
Radiation therapy is also an important part of treatment of cancer that spreads to the bone. Your Rothman orthopaedic oncologist will discuss with your medical and radiation oncologists to decide if this type of treatment is right for you.