Limb-Salvage Orthopaedic Surgery

Limb salvage surgery is performed to remove cancer and avoid amputation. This complex alternative to amputation is used to cure cancers that are slow to spread from the limb to other parts of the body.

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Musculoskeletal Sarcoma Surgery

Computer-assisted technology has made it possible for your orthopaedic specialist to navigate sarcoma procedures with a level of accuracy so precise it may improve the results of your surgery.

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Complex Total Hip &
Knee Replacement

Total Hip & Knee Replacements are complex surgical procedures in which certain parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with an artificial joint, which is designed to move just like a healthy joint.

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Dr. Farbod Malek

Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon
Diplomat of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Board Certified)


  • Medical: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


  • Internship: Teheran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • General Surgery Internship: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Total Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship: Santa Rosa Hospital & University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Orthopaedic Oncology and Limb Salvage Surgery Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

Awards and Achievements

  • Nationwide University Entrance Examination ranked 56th among 500,000.


  • Texas Medical Board
  • California Medical Board
  • New York State Medical Board
  • ECFMG Certificate

Language Skills

  • English (Written, spoken)
  • Spanish (Spoken)
  • Farsi (Persian) written and spoken

Hospital Affiliations

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Dr. Malek

Farbod Malek, MD

Dr. Malek specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions and performs several orthopaedic procedures including:

  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Sarcoma Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Complex Revision Arthroplasty
  • Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Bone and Joint Infection
  • Pathological Fracture Treatment
  • Peri-Prosthetic Fracture Fixation
  • Hip Fracture Surgery
  • General Orthopaedic Surgery