We describe a two-stage operation for intraarticular fracture through a giant cell tumor of the bone. The first stage aims at accurate reduction and fracture union, including curettage, open reduction and minimal internal fixation, autologous bone grafting and temporary bone cement filling. Following bone union, the second operation aims at tumor eradication, including meticulous recurettage, cryosurgery, cementing and stable internal fixation. We report our preliminary results in 5 patients, who were followed 2-4 years. All fractures united, there were no early complications or local recurrences and good function was achieved.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine