Noel Rex P. Peñaranda, MD, FPOA


Lecture Topic: Sports after Rotationplasty


Dr. Peñaranda is a full-time father and husband, a part time farmer and part time Orthopedic Surgeon.  He had his pre-medical studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, his medical degree at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and his residency training at the Southern Philippines Medical Center.  He had his clinical fellowship in Orthopedic Oncology as a Takeda Foundation Scholar at the Chiba Cancer Center in Chiba, Japan with additional rotations at the Cancer Institute Hospital in Otsuka, Tokyo, Japan.  He also had a clinical observership in Pediatric Orthopedic Oncology at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, USA.  

Presently, he is the chairman of the Department of Orthopedics of the Southern Philippines Medical Center.  His passion is to find innovations that would benefit patients in resource challenged areas, what he fondly refers to as Backpack Orthopedics, and has been regularly invited in the annual SIGN conference in Richland WA, USA to share his innovations with Orthopedic Surgeons in similar situations all over the world.  He will be sharing his experience on rotationplasty as surgical treatment for Osteosarcoma around the hip and the knee.

Lecture: Return to Sports after Rotationplasty as Surgical Treatment for Osteosarcoma in a Resource Challenged Setting


As the survival rates for Osteosarcoma improves, the choice of the definitive procedure in mostly young patients is made more important.  Rotationplasty Osteosarcoma survivors are presented with their level of activity post procedure.  The advantages and disadvantages, the myths and truths of rotationplasty, and an overview of the procedure and innovations made in Davao City will be presented.