The use of fibular autograft and ankle arthrodesis for aggressive giant cell tumor in the distal tibia: A case report

Saglik Y., YILDIZ Y., Atalar H., Gunay C.

FOOT & ANKLE INTERNATIONAL, vol.29, no.4, pp.438-441, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3113/fai.2008.0438
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-441
  • Keywords: arthrodesis, ankle, giant cell tumor, bone grafting, MODIFIED BLAIR FUSION, FRACTURES, TALUS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The case describes successful distal tibial resection, fibular autograft, and ankle arthrodesis in two patients who had giant cell tumor in the distal tibia. At long-term followup, the patients had no pain and no limitation in daily or low-impact recreational activities. In conclusion, due to the large resection that is often necessary for aggressive tumors, fibular autograft and ankle arthrodesis may be a useful method in the distal tibia.