Philippine Journal of Surgical Specialties Vol. 75, No. 1, January-June 2020, pp 79-80

PMTS COVID-19 Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Musculoskeletal Tumor Patients

Author(s): Philippine Musculoskeletal Tumor Society


The Philippine Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (PMTS), in solidarity with Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA), presents its consensus guideline on the management of musculoskeletal tumor patients during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

PMTS supports the need for clinical decisions in musculoskeletal tumors to be made on a patient-to-patient basis. Sound clinical judgement can be made based on the knowledge and understanding of the tumor biology, weighed against institutional policies and conservation of critical local resources.

Patients should be informed, however, that decisions regarding management of musculoskeletal tumors are consensus-based due to limited clinical evidence and experience. Clinical decisions are based on local and projected resources, COVID-19 prevalence, and tumor characteristics and expected outcomes from delays.

Key words: Management of Musculoskeletal Tumor Patients