Welcome to the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society!

Our Mission

The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society will advance the science of orthopaedic oncology and promote high standards of patient care through excellence in education and research.

Our Vision 

The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society will be a recognized authority on all aspects of orthopaedic oncology, an influential participant in policy-making for orthopaedic oncology services, and responsive to the needs of orthopaedic oncologists and their patients.


Member Benefits:

  • Discounted MSTS Annual Meeting registration fee
  • Discounted AAOS Specialty Day course registration fee
  • Subscription to the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (CORR) Journal
  • Biannual MSTS Newsletter
  • Access to clinical research grants
  • Access to contact information for all MSTS members
  • Access to MSTS-affiliated multi-institutional research opportunities
  • Opportunity to develop advocacy and leadership skills through involvement in committees
  • Ability to post position ads for free at msts.org web site

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry

 In 2018, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched a registry feasibility pilot with guidance from the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS). The Musculoskeletal Tumor Registry (MsTR) pilot began capturing data on orthopaedic oncology bone tumor procedures in a structured and scalable way. The decision was made to broaden the MsTR program from a pilot to a full registry at the end of 2019. The MsTR is the third subspecialty registry to be incorporated into the AAOS family of registries. 

The wide-spread rollout of the MsTR allows surgeons to combine data about rare bone and soft tissue tumors from institutions around the country, thereby potentially answering treatment and outcome questions that are otherwise unable to be answered due to the rarity of the disease. The MsTR dashboards will help clinicians and health systems track function, complications, and outcomes in patients treated for these sarcomas with the potential to expand to other musculoskeletal tumors and metastatic bone diseases in the future.

 For more information about MsTR data elements, the data submission process, and participation benefits, visit the AAOS website.

 To learn more about enrolling in the MsTR, contact the AAOS Registry team at [email protected] or fill out this form.