CASE: Giant-cell tumors are locally aggressive osteolytic benign tumors that are characterized by multinucleated giant cells. Recurrence rates are ≤30% after curettage and <5% after resection, but reconstruction can be difficult. We describe an osteoarticular allograft reconstruction of the proximal aspect of the radius in a 23-year-old man after resection of a giant-cell tumor. CONCLUSION: Five months after surgery, the patient had satisfactory joint articulation, range of motion, and strength, with no signs of hardware or graft failure. By 17 months, there was complete osseous union. The joint remained stable at 54 months. We describe our surgical approach, which restores joint stability and minimizes recurrence.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine