The use of fibular autograft and ankle arthrodesis for aggressive giant cell tumor in the distal tibia: A case report


Saglik Y., Yildiz Y., Atalar H., Gunay C.

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, vol.29, no.4, pp.438-441, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3113/fai.2008.0438
  • Title of Journal : FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-441

Abstract

The case describes successful distal tibial resection, fibular autograft, and ankle arthrodesis in two patients who had giant cell tumor in the distal tibia. At long-term followup, the patients had no pain and no limitation in daily or low-impact recreational activities. In conclusion, due to the large resection that is often necessary for aggressive tumors, fibular autograft and ankle arthrodesis may be a useful method in the distal tibia.