A novel approach to juxta-articular aggressive and recurrent giant cell tumours: Resection arthrodesis using bone transport over an intramedullary nail

S. Vidyadhara, Sharath K. Rao

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Aggressive juxta-articular giant cell tumours of the lower limbs occurring in young patients are a challenge to the average orthopaedic surgeon. Although it is the treatment of choice for these tumours, wide resection creates a problem for the reconstruction of large bone gaps. We describe our results after resection arthrodesis of such tumours using the technique of bone transport over a long intramedullary nail in 27 patients. This is the first and largest study of its kind in the management of giant cell tumours in the literature. All our patients fared well with this mode of treatment, and none had recurrence or major complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 04-2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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