Rare ortho surgery done by Dr Amandeep Bakshi at Rajindra Hospital; patient saved from advised amputation
Kanwar Inder Singh/royalpatiala.in
A 42 years old male was diagnosed with recurrent Giant Cell tumor of proximal tibia . He was first diagnosed 18 years back with Giant Cell tumor at the same site for which he was operated.
There was recurrence of the tumor which was diagnosed with MRI and FNAC and he was advised amputation.
On his admission at Rajindra Hospital ,Patiala a different course of treatment was planned out. A limb salvage surgery was performed by Dr Amandeep Bakshi (Professor & unit In charge-III, Department of Orthopedics) and his team.
10 cm of tibia was resceted along with 3cm of proximal fibula. Smith and Nephew restore mega prosthesis was implanted , followed by rotational flap of medial gastrocnemius to cover the implant along with subsequent skin closure .
The patient has an eventful post operative period. This complex surgery is being done at few orthopedic centers across the country.
What is Giant Cell Tumor?
A giant cell tumor is a rare, aggressive non-cancerous tumor. It usually develops near a joint at the end of the bone. Most occur in the long bones of the legs and arms. Giant cell tumors most often occur in young adults when skeletal bone growth is complete. The exact cause of giant cell tumors remains unknown.