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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-39

Primary patellar giant cell tumor: A report of two cases


Department of Orthopedics, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nirmal Chandra Mohapatra
Department of Orthopedics, SCB Medical College, Cuttack - 753 007, Odisha
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/oji.oji_16_17

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Giant cell tumor (GCT) commonly arises from epiphysis of the long bones, and the most common sites for primary are distal femur, proximal tibia, proximal humerus, and distal radius. Patella is a very rare site for the development of primary GCT. We report two cases with primary GCT of the patella. Both the patients presented with a long history of intermittent right anterior knee pain and knee swelling and were treated by radical excision. In one case, temporary immobilization done by knee arthrodesis with cross K-wires followed by mobilization using hinged knee brace.


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