Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 167–169 | Cite as

Giant cell tumor of the patella and its management using a patella, patellar tendon, and tibial tubercle allograft

  • Rajesh Malhotra
  • Lalit Sharma
  • Vijay Kumar
  • Agrahara Rangashamaiah Nataraj


Patellar neoplasms are rare. We present a case of aggressive giant cell tumor of patella with extensive involvement of patella and patellar tendon. Its management with wide resection of tumor and reconstruction of extensor mechanism with patella bone tendon allograft is discussed. The patient has good results at 3 years follow-up.


Giant cell tumor Patellar neoplasm Extensor mechanism reconstruction Allograft 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Malhotra
    • 1
  • Lalit Sharma
    • 2
  • Vijay Kumar
    • 1
  • Agrahara Rangashamaiah Nataraj
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsFortis Escorts HospitalJaipurIndia
  3. 3.BangaloreIndia

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