Acta Ortopédica Brasileira
Print version ISSN 1413-7852
BAJRACHARYA, Suraj et al. Giant cell tumor of femoral distal end: a challenge in treatment. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.2, pp. 58-61. ISSN 1413-7852. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522009000200012.
We present a case of malignant giant cell tumor of distal end of right femur treated with resection of the tumor mass en block with acute docking of proximal and distal end and fixed with long K-nail across knee from femur to tibia. After complete consolidation/ union of the ends, removal of K nail was done followed by corticotomy along with distraction osteogenesis with the help of Ilizarov ring fixator. The length was achieved with this process. The end result was very good in this case. We reviewed the treatment options for malignant giant cell tumor of femoral distal end and the challenges in its treatment.
Keywords : Giant cell; Ilizarov's technique; distraction osteogenesis.