International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy

International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy


International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy
International Journal of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1
Giant cell tumours of the hand managed by curettage and bone grafting: A short case series

Pranav Kothiyal, Kunal Vij, Puneet Gupta, Irshad Ganie, Vijay Yadav

Giant cell tumours are rare entity and the one’s involving the small bones of the hand are rarer still having an incidence rate of just 2% of all giant cell tumours. These lesions are often locally aggressive and have a tendency to recur. In this short case series we present five cases of giant cell tumours of the phalanx that initially presented as slow growing swelling of small bones of the hand and later on showed signs of increased growth and mild to moderate pain. All the patients were initially investigated by fine needle aspiration cytology which gave us the diagnosis of GCT and they were then investigated by an MRI to determine the soft tissue involvement. All the cases were managed by extended curettage and bone grafting and at one year of follow up have shown more or less full functional recovery without any signs of recurrence like pain or recurrence of swelling.
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