Khaled Khelil*, Saber Saadi, Abderrazek Rafrafi, Khalil Amri, Rami Ben Arab, Talel Znagui and Lotfi Nouisri
Department of Orthopedics, The Main Military Hospital of Instruction of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
*Corresponding Author: Khaled Khelil, Department of Orthopedics, The Main Military Hospital of Instruction of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia.
Received: June 20, 2020; Published: July 28, 2020
Giant cell tumor occur mainly in young adults and account for 5% of all primary tumors of bone. It generally affect the metaphysoepiphyseal region of long bones, as well as less often flat bones. Distal femur and proximal tibia are the most common sites followed by the distal radius. Though this tumor is classified as benign, it is characterized by a high potential of local aggressiveness, a high risk of recurrence, a risk of metastasis and malignant degeneration. Although these tumors are fully studied, their treatment remains a subject of debate, in fact the challenge is to resect the entire tumor while maintaining the proper functioning of the affected limb. Currently, with the technical advances in the prosthetic field, the use of massive prosthesis after resection showed it superiority compared to the other methods of reconstruction. In this presentation, we aimed to report the case of a patient with distal femoral giant cell tumor treated by en bloc resection and reconstruction by a hinge massive prosthesis with good functional outcome.
Keywords: Giant Cell Tumor (GCT); Metaphysoepiphyseal Region; Distal Femur
Citation: Khaled Khelil., et al. “Endoprosthetic Replacement of the Distal Femur for Giant Cell Tumor: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 93-96.
Copyright: © 2020 Khaled Khelil., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.