Preliminary Results of Curettage and Cementation in the Treatment of Fibrous Dysplasia of the Proximal Radius

Vol 5 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2019 | page: 13-16 | Ismail Tawfeek Badr, Sanjiv Rampal Ahmed Shahin

Authors: Ismail Tawfeek Badr [1], Sanjiv Rampal [2], Ahmed Shahin [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedic, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Faculty of Medicine, Egypt.
[2] Department of Orthopeaedic Department, Faculty of Medicine, Putra University, Faculty of Medicine, Malaysia.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Ismail Tawfeek Badr,
Department of Orthopaedic, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Egypt.


Introduction: Fibrous dysplasia (FD)is a benign pathological condition usually observed in the first three decades of life. A single bone may be involved either wholly or partially, or multiple bones may be affected, we aimed to use curettage and cementation as a control method of FDfibrous dysplasia of the proximal radius.
Methods: We describe our finding with the treatment of FDfibrous dysplasia of the proximal radius in five patients(four females and, one male), the mean age of 28.6 years (22 to –39 years). The lesions were in the metaphysis extending to the diaphysis. Persistent pain and pain after pathological fracture were the indications for surgical intervention. We used an extensile approach to expose the lesion then extended curettage using a high-speed burr and filling the cavity with bone cement. Functional outcome and radiological findings were monitored on follow-up visits.
Results: The mean follow-up period was 3.2 years (ranged from 2 years to 5 years).There waswereno recurrences and no patient sustained a fracture at the end of the filling cement. At the time of the last follow-up, all patients have excellent score(mean 27 points) according to the musculoskeletal tumor society scoring system.
Conclusion: Extended curettage and cementation provide a safe and reliable alternative for control of FDfibrous dysplasia of the proximal radius with little morbidity with little risk of recurrence and low incidence of complications.
Keywords: Fibrous dysplasia, Curettage, Cement.


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Intralesional Curettage technique for Giant cell tumor of bone – current concepts and evidence

Volume 3 | Issue 1 | May- Aug 2017 | Page 7-12 | Manish Agarwal

Authors: Manish Agarwal [1]

[1]Department of Surgical Oncology, P.D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Veer SavarkarMarg, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Dr. Manish Agarwal,
P.D Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre,
Veer SavarkarMarg, Mahim, Mumbai – 400 016, Maharashtra, India.


Intralesionalsurgery is the most favored kind of surgery for giant-cell tumors of the bone. A good surgical technique helps minimize the risk of local recurrence. A good exposure followed by meticulous curetting aided by a high-speed burr is the backbone of this surgery. The role of chemical and thermal adjuvants is discussed with the evidence. The best way to reconstruct the cavity after curettage has been hotly debated. This article discusses the role of bone, cement, as well as a combination “sandwich” technique.
Keywords: Intralesional surgery, curettage, giant-cell tumor, adjuvant, “sandwich” reconstruction.


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How to Cite this article:  Agarwal M. Intralesional Curettage Technique for Giant-cell Tumor of Bone – Current Concepts and Evidence. Journal of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors May-Aug 2017;3(1): 7-12.

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