“[My son and I] literally went from going to school that morning and thinking it was just growing pains to being sent that afternoon to our local hospital to have an MRI because it looked like cancer. . . Dr. Wallace was very compassionate. You could tell both Dr. Wallace and her physician assistant, Christy Rose, were concerned about this 12-year-old child who was having to go through this. [Now] he’s doing great. He’s growing . . . Other than his incision, you would never know he had anything wrong with him.”
Dr. Anna Wallace
East Tennessee’s Only Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Oncologist
At University Orthopedic Surgeons, we’re proud to share with you our regional orthopedic oncology specialist, Dr. Anna Wallace. With her dual fellowship training in orthopedic oncology and orthopedic trauma, she stands committed to providing you with the orthopedic oncology care you need to excel.
Orthopedic oncology is a specialized field of medicine involving the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of tumors and cancers that affect the body's musculoskeletal system, which is comprised of bones, cartilage, fibrous tissues, muscles, nervous tissues, soft tissues, and vessels. These tumors and cancers affect both children and adults, ranging from malignant and benign bone and soft-tissue tumors, like sarcomas, to metastatic bone disease.
As the only fellowship-trained musculoskeletal oncologist in the greater east Tennessee region, our orthopedic oncology specialist, Dr. Anna Wallace, is uniquely qualified to treat primary and metastatic bone and soft-tissue tumors.
Our specialist treats many common types of tumors and cancers, such as:
- Ewing's sarcoma
- Metastatic cancer of the bones
- Multiple myelomas
- Soft-tissue sarcoma
Our orthopedic oncologist has vast experience in treating both adult and pediatric patients with malignant bone tumors, benign bone tumors, and all types of soft-tissue tumors. When orthopedic surgery is necessary for treatment, Dr. Wallace has extensive training in a range of surgical procedures and offers the latest in evidence-based care. By speaking with our orthopedic oncology specialist, you can determine which treatment option is recommended for your condition.
Visiting a medical doctor is recommended if your condition meets any of the following criteria:
- You experience bone pain that gets worse over time
- You experience fatigue, weight loss, and weakness
- You feel bumps under your skin on your bone, muscle, or the surrounding tissue
- You have swelling on or around the bone
Dr. Wallace understands that cancer can keep you from living life to the fullest. To schedule an appointment with our orthopedic oncology specialist, call our UT Medical Center office at (865) 546-2663 or request an appointment online.
Exceptional Care at University Orthopedic Surgeons
Our years of experience and advanced training devoted to the care of orthopedic issues, including orthopedic oncology, make us who we are, but our compassionate care of our patients is what makes us dedicated to you. Dr. Anna Wallace, our fellowship-trained musculoskeletal oncologist, is the only orthopedic oncology specialist within a three-hour radius of the Knoxville area. She is an unparalleled expert in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating tumors and bone cancers in a broad range of patients, and she continuously strives to exceed her patients' expectations in the delivery of care.