Giant cell tumors with intraarticular fracture: Two-stage local excision, cryosurgery and cementation in 5 patients with distal femoral tumor followed for 2-4 years

Daphna Alkalay, Yehouda Kollender, Martha Mozes, Isaac Meller

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)291-294
    Number of pages4
    JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
    Volume67
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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