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The good, the bad, and the ugly - how to begin the work up of a bone tumor

The initial work-up of and the evaluation of a bone tumor can be a confusing and complicated process. This learning module spells out a systematic approach to the problem.

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Bone tumors of the foot - Introduction

This learning module is an introduction to the study of bone tumors of the foot.

Bone tumors of the foot - Incidence and pathogenesis

This learning module describes the incidence and pathogenesis of bone tumors of the foot.

Bone tumors of the foot - Initial patient assessment and Examination

This learning module covers initial patient assessment and evaluation for patients with bone tumors of the foot.

Bone tumors of the foot - Imaging Studies

This learning module describes different imaging studies for bone tumors of the foot.

Bone tumors of the foot - Assessment of the Potential for Malignancy

This learning module explains how to assess the potential for malignancy in bone tumors of the foot.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Introduction

This learning module introduces soft tissue tumors of the foot.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Initial patient assessment and examination

This learning module describes how to initially assess and examine patients with soft tissue tumors of the foot.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Imaging Studies and Determination of the Potential for Malignancy Prior to Biopsy

This learning module describes the imaging studies for soft tissue tumors of the foot, and how to determine a potential for malignancy prior to conducting a biopsy.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Biopsy Planning and Biopsy Techniques

This learning module outlines the planning and performance of the biopsy of a soft tissue tumor in the foot and ankle.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Management of the Patient Following Unplanned Excision of a Malignant Tumor

This learning module describes how to proceed after a malignant tumor is excised incompletely or without proper planning.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Minimize Diagnostic Delay

This learning module describes how to minimize diagnostic delay.

Soft tissue tumors of the foot - Minimize Patient Anxiety

This learning module is focused on the clinician's role in managing the anxiety felt by the patient and the family when a tumor is found.

Metastatic Tumors in Bone - Introduction

Metastatic tumors in bone are cancers that started in another location and spread to the bones. Surgical treatments should be given early so that maximum function is preserved. Certain medical treatments are also very helpful.

Evaluation of Pathological Fracture Risk - Introduction

Pathologic fractures create a serious morbidity in patients with metastatic bone disease. Proactive treatments designed to prevent pathologic fractures before they occur lead to the best outcomes.

Evaluation of Pathological Fracture Risk - Patient Factors

The patient's diagnosis, treatment history, comorbidity, functional status, prognosis and pain level all play an important role in selecting the best treatment.

Evaluation of Pathological Fracture Risk - Lesion Factors

Surgeons calculating the risk of pathologic fracture are likely to focus most of their attention on the appearance of lesion of plain radiographs. However, several other factors need to be taken into consideration.

Evaluation of Pathological Fracture Risk - Summary and Recommendations

There is no doubt about the value of an accurate and timely determination of fracture risk. Treatments for the prevention of fracture are more cost effective and lead to vastly better outcomes.

Preparation for the Oncology Portion of the OITE Examination

Orthopedic residents will answer approximately 190 OITE questions during their training.  This represents approximately 27 of the 250 total questions per year, or 10% of all OITE questions. This learning module outlines the tumors and entities that are most likely to appear on the OITE exam, based on data from past exams.