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 - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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