Current Projects

Caring for the Orthopaedic Oncologic Polytrauma Patient.

PI: Lisa Ercolano

A comparison of patients who have undergone operative fixation for multiple simultaneous impending or completed long bone pathologic fractures compared to those with solitary involvement. A multi-institutional retrospective review.

Transcutaneous Oxygen as a Predictor of Wound Healing Complications in Preoperatively Radiated Soft Tissue Sarcoma.

PI: Lukas Nystrom

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, OREF/MSTS Clinical Research Grant in Orthopaedic Oncology


This project is a prospective, multi-institutional effort evaluating the potential of non-invasive transcutaneous oximetry to identify patients at risk of developing wound complications following surgery for preoperatively radiated soft tissue sarcoma. 

Project completed enrollment 9/30/2020, now in data analysis phase

Local Bisphosphonate Effect on Recurrence Rate in Extremity Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Tria

PI: David Greenberg


This study is a prospective, randomized, controlled multicenter trial to investigate whether the local delivery of BP as a surgical adjuvant can decrease the local recurrence rate of GCT of bone. The specific aims are to determine if BP-loaded bone cement decreases LR and provides superior results in secondary outcomes in comparison to conventional methods.