Total Elbow Arthroplasty in a Rare Case of Giant Cell Tumour of Humerus: A Case Report

Authors

  • Gajanan Pisulkar1 , Kiran Saoji1 , Ulhas Dudhekar1, Sridhar Reddy2 , Shivshankar Jadhav2 , Mohit Dadlani2 , Pratik Phansopkar3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13378

Keywords:

Giant cell tumour , Humerus , Arthroplasty , Elbow prosthesis, Rehabilitation.

Abstract

Giant cell tumour forms 4 percent - 5 percent of all bone tumours & 20 percent of all benign bone
tumours. It is responsible for 20 percent of bone tumours in China. It is usually single , aggressive locally
& accounts for 5 percent of metastasis & 1 percent - 3 percent with malignant changes. Most commonly
it is found in people aged 30 to 40 years and in the long bones mainly the meta-epiphyseal region
. It is most commonly affects the distal femur , distal radius , proximal tibia and proximal humerus.
But the occurrence in the distal humerus is rare. A 50 year old male patient who came with complaints
of pain and swelling over right elbow since 3 years. Patient gave history of trauma to right elbow as
he met with a road traffic accident. After few days patient noticed swelling which was insidious in
onset and gradually kept increasing in size. Patient also had pain in right elbow which was insidious
in onset and increased in severity daily. Pain was managed with total elbow arthroplasty and elbow
range of motion improved after the surgery. Patient was managed with total elbow arthroplasty
and wide resection of tumour which has good functional outcomes , less complications and lower
recurrences rates. Patient was followed up at 18 – month and free range of motion of 10º to 110º
without pain along with no proof of reoccurrence was noted .

Author Biography

Gajanan Pisulkar1 , Kiran Saoji1 , Ulhas Dudhekar1, Sridhar Reddy2 , Shivshankar Jadhav2 , Mohit Dadlani2 , Pratik Phansopkar3

1
Professor, 2Junior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe
Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra, India,3
Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal
Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha,
Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Gajanan Pisulkar1 , Kiran Saoji1 , Ulhas Dudhekar1, Sridhar Reddy2 , Shivshankar Jadhav2 , Mohit Dadlani2 , Pratik Phansopkar3. (2020). Total Elbow Arthroplasty in a Rare Case of Giant Cell Tumour of Humerus: A Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 74-78. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13378