Joint Salvage Using Sandwich Technique for Giant Cell Tumors around Knee

This study was done to evaluate the results of sandwich technique in tumors around the knee joint. It was a prospective study of 26 consecutive patients (15 females and 11 males) with Campanacci grade II and grade III GCT around the knee, which qualified the inclusion criterion and underwent knee reconstruction with sandwich technique, after extended curettage of the tumor. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 32.73 ± 11.30 years (range, 18–62 years), and the mean follow-up was 3.87 ± 1.26 years (range, 6.5–2 years). At final follow-up, the functional evaluation was done using Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) score and measuring range of motion around the knee. Three patients had recurrence of tumor; in one case, we were able to salvage the joint and repeat sandwich surgery was performed, and in the other two cases, the joint was breached; therefore, we resorted to resection arthrodesis. At final follow-up, the mean functional arc of motion around the knee and the mean MSTS score in patients without arthrodesis was 123.52 ± 10.21 degrees (range, 100–130 degrees) and 27.04/30, respectively; all patients were able to do their activities of daily living with ease. Sandwich technique is a good reconstruction procedure in GCT around knee joint with good survival rate, minimal complications, and good functional outcome.[...]Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, ...
Source: Journal of Knee Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

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