Gayathri P Arumugam1*, Dinesh Noel Gomez1 and Vivek Ajit Singh2
1Ministry of Health, Malaysia
2University Malaya Medical Centre, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Gayathri P Arumugam, Department of Orthopaedics, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Received: May 15, 2021; Published: June 04, 2021
Osteosarcoma of the distal tibia is a rare occurrence, and the treatment method often poses a dilemma to Orthopaedic Oncology surgeons worldwide. We introduce a unique combination of treatment modalities as a limb salvage technique for a patient diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the distal tibia. Miss T, an 8 year old was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma of the distal tibia. We proceeded with excision of the diseased bone segment and recycled the excised bone via pasteurisation. She was then started on chemotherapy. However, she did not show signs of union, which prompted us to intervene surgically in a 3 stage procedure. The recycled bone fragment was removed, and a cement spacer was inserted temporarily. After a duration of 3 months, we removed the cement spacer and inserted morselized bone graft obtained from bone bank. She started showing signs of union, and her recovery was unperturbed. We believe this combination of treatment to be a successful treatment modality but requires careful and meticulous selection of eligible patients.
Keywords: Osteosarcoma; Limb Salvage; Pasteurization; Morselized Bone Graft
Citation: Gayathri P Arumugam., et al. “Recycled Diseased Bone and Morselized Bone Graft: A Unique Combination in the Treatment of Osteosarcoma".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.7 (2021): 16-18.
Copyright: © 2021 Gayathri P Arumugam., 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.