Benign Bone Tumors
Fortunately, most bone tumors in children are diagnosed as benign rather than malignant or cancerous. Benign tumors can cause a dull ache, can be painless or may present as a prominent bump on a limb. Large tumors can put the bone at risk for fracture or can cause deformity. Evaluation by a pediatric orthopedic surgeon is necessary for the most qualified observations. Some cases will be observed over time while others may require surgery. The MOSH pediatric orthopedic team provides a highly experienced approach to the treatment of benign bone tumors.