Total Elbow Arthroplasty in a Rare Case of Giant Cell Tumour of Humerus: A Case Report
Keywords:Giant cell tumour , Humerus , Arthroplasty , Elbow prosthesis, Rehabilitation.
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 .
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