Allograft replacement with distal radioulnar joint fusion and ulnar osteotomy for treatment of giant cell tumors of the distal radius

Robert M Szabo, Eric P. Thorson, John R. Raskind

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Abstract

Three patients with advanced giant cell tumors of the distal radius received a frozen allograft replacement of the distal radius, accompanied by a distal radioulnar arthrodesis with ulnar osteotomy proximal to the wrist. Follow-up ranged from 2 to 4 years. During this time this combined procedure provided the following advantages: complete tumor resection, no donor site morbidity, retention of pronation-supination, and avoidance of pain or subluxation at the distal radial ulnar joint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)929-933
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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