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Fibular Reconstruction for Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius

LACKMAN, RICHARD, D.*; MCDONALD, DOUGLAS, J.**; BECKENBAUGH, ROBERT, D.; SIM, FRANKLIN, H.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: May 1987 - Volume 218 - Issue - p 232–238
Section II GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS: PDF Only
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The management of giant cell tumors involving the distal radius has always been a difficult problem. After resection to eradicate a primary or recurrent lesion, transplantation of a nonvascularized fibular autograft was used in 12 patients. Of these patients, ten had good to excellent functional results. The procedure can restore a functionally useful wrist.

From the Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota.

* Resident in Orthopedics, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.

** Chief Resident Associate in Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota.

† Consultant in Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation; Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota.

‡ Consultant in Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota.

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