Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Musculoskeletal Oncology

Indiana University Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is home to Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive Musculoskeletal Oncology Program for people with bone cancer or soft tissue sarcomas—a type of cancer that is very treatable. People of all ages turn to our nationally-recognized specialists for their experience and effectiveness in treating musculosketal cancer, which can occur anywhere in the body’s bones or soft tissues like nerves, muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, or blood vessels.

Musculoskeletal oncology experts at IU Health and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health work in close consultation to deliver innovative treatments, customized for your individual needs and circumstances. If a malignancy occurs in a limb, we have the advanced skills not only to treat your sarcoma, but to minimize the effects of limb threatening conditions through surgeons, renowned for their limb preservation expertise.

IU Health helps children and adults navigate all phases of diagnosis and treatment with a highly skilled, multidisciplinary team of orthopedic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, physician assistants and a specialized sarcoma nursing and support staff. We meet regularly to discuss your condition—a significant advantage because we bring a bigger body of knowledge, strength and experience to your orthopedic oncology care. 

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) Program

IU Health University Hospital is a participant of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR). Federally mandated, CJR aims to support better and more efficient care for beneficiaries undergoing hip, knee, and ankle replacements through bundled payment and quality measurement for care associated with the surgical procedure. The goal is to encourage hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers to work collaboratively to improve the quality and coordination of care from admission through recovery. For more information on CJR and to find a list of our existing CJR Collaborators, please visit IU Health Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model (CJR) Program.