All residents rotate through the musculoskeletal oncology rotation at the Montreal General Hospital with Dr. R. Turcotte. During this rotation, they are exposed to varying primary tumors of children and adults. The resident is involved at every step in the initial work-up, surgery and postoperative management. Weekly multidisciplinary musculoskeletal oncology clinics are held. These involve the participation of radiotherapists and chemotherapists. Once a month multidisciplinary MSK tumor clinic is also held at the Montreal Children Hospital. Every Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., there is a Sarcoma Tumour Board at MGH. The Children tumor board is every Thursday at 16:00 and attendance is based on the existence of sarcoma on the agenda. Once or twice Wenesday a month there is a sarcoma round on various topic hold from 06:45 to 07:30. This is run by the resident rotating on orthopaedic oncology and attended by all MGH ortho residents and Dr Turcotte.
The Montreal General and Jewish General Hospitals have a large geriatric and metastatic tumour population. The Orthopaedic Department is frequently consulted by radiotherapy and oncology for evaluation of metastatic tumors. The residents are directly responsible to see these consultations and then discuss them with the attending staff. Definitive surgical management is then carried out at the MGH for more complex cases or at JGH, by the involved residents and attending staff.
Current Orthopaedic Oncology Faculty
Dr. Robert Turcotte
Appointments at: Montreal General Hospital, Montreal Children's Hospital
Fellowship training: Orthopaedic Oncology