Biological Reconstruction of the Knee Joint in a Case of Giant Cell Tumor of the Tibia of 15yrs Followup- A Case Report
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Successful results of biological reconstruction with long term follow up.


Case Report | Volume 4 | Issue 4 | JOCR Oct-Dec 2014 | Page 54-56 | V S Ravindranath, V.R.K.Sastri. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.227


Authors: V S Ravindranath [1], V.R.K.Sastri [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, AP. India.

Address of Correspondence:

Dr. V S Ravindranath, #50, Srinivasa colony west, S.R.Nagar, Hyderabad – 500038. India. Email: drravivutukuru@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: A 40 year old male patient presented to us with Giant Cell Tumor of upper end of Tibia involving both condyles with a breach in the posterior cortex. In this case report we tried to retain the joint function by biological reconstruction using the Patella after the wide excision of the tumor mass.

Case Report: A radical excision of the upper end of the Tibia was done. The Patella was used as an articular surface supported by ipsilateral Fibula as struts, thus the joint was reconstructured biologically. The case was followed for 15years.

Conclusion: The tumor was excised in toto, the knee joint was restored by the Patella and the Fibular struts.  The results were discussed in details.

Keywords: Giant Cell Tumor, Patella, Biological reconstruction of the knee.


 

How to Cite This Article: Ravindranath VS, Sastri.V.R.K. Biological Reconstruction of the Knee Joint in a Case of Giant Cell Tumor of the Tibia of 15yrs Followup- A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2014 Oct-Dec;4(4): 54-56. Available from: http://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2014/10/14/2250-0685-227-fulltext/

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