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Complex Joint and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano

A multidisciplinary, advanced approach

The Baylor Scott & White – Plano Complex Joint and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal disease, including benign and malignant tumors.

Patients from across the country with serious conditions affecting bones, joints and soft tissue have turned to the program for help saving and/or restoring their quality of life.

Treatment plans available through the program are tailored to each individual, but the goal is always the same: pain-free recoveries that restore function, salvage limbs and eliminate the underlying cause of the problem.

A multidisciplinary team reviews individualized treatment plans on a weekly basis. This highly specialized team includes radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, orthopedists, internists, infectious disease specialists, hyperbaric medicine specialists, plastic surgeons and other subspecialists, as appropriate.

This team approach—combined with advanced technology and forward-thinking research—provides each patient with proper diagnosis and allows a full breadth treatment options to be explored, implemented, monitored and adjusted on an ongoing basis to help promote a quality outcome.


Don't Let Musculoskeletal Disease Limit You

To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 1.844.BSW.DOCS (1.844.279.3627) or find a doctor online

Services and conditions treated


As a recognized leader in orthopedics, Baylor Scott & White – Plano's Complex Joint and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program offers a wide range of services.

  • Orthopedic cancer care
  • Osteomyelitis/Bone infections
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Total knee and shoulder replacement
  • Complex joint reconstruction
  • Complex joint revision
  • Infected joint treatment and replacement
  • Limb salvage

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When a joint replacement no longer functions properly, joint revision surgery may be required

Replacements, complex reconstruction and revisions

Joint replacement and reconstruction procedures are frequently associated with joints that have been severely damaged due to athletic-related injuries or age-related wear and tear. However, infections, tumors and deformities in the bones and joints also may mean total joint replacement is the best course of treatment.

These surgical cases are often more complicated due to the underlying cause, which may have led to bone or soft tissue loss or other structural deficits in the joint that needs to be replaced.

The Baylor Scott & White – Plano Complex Joint and Musculoskeletal Tumor Program specializes in managing these complicated cases. The program’s multidisciplinary team of specialists understands the disease processes involved in these cases and the techniques necessary to replace or reconstruct diseased joints and prevent future damage or infection. We also have a high success rate when it comes to limb salvage.

In addition, the program focuses on correcting failed total joint replacements of the hips, knees and elbows. Patients who are still in pain after joint replacement or who experience loosening, fracturing, infections and bony structural defects from debris from components of the joint or cancer may want to consider joint revision.

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gilbert, orthopedics, plano orthopedics
Nathan Gilbert, MD
Medical Director of Musculoskeletal Tumor Service

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