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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 429309, 3 pages
Case Report

Reconstruction of Elbow by Free Fibular Graft in a Case of Osteoclastoma of Proximal Ulna: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Orthopedics, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Irvin Road, Mysore, Karnataka 570001, India
2Department of Orthopedics, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Science, 5th Mile Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737101, India

Received 10 June 2015; Accepted 28 July 2015

Academic Editor: Valerae O. Lewis

Copyright © 2015 Kiran Kalaiah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Giant cell tumour is a benign aggressive bone tumour. Most commonly, it is seen in epiphysiometaphyseal region around knee and distal radius. Proximal ulna is a rare location for giant cell tumour. According to reports, only 4 such cases have been reported in English literature. We report one such case of giant cell tumour of proximal ulna. Patient presented with painless, progressive swelling around right elbow since 4 months. Proximal ulna along with tumour was resected and elbow was reconstructed using nonvascularized free fibular graft. At two years of follow-up, patient is tumour-free and has functional range of movement in elbow. We are reporting the case because of its rare location and for the indigenous treatment modality of using free fibular graft for elbow reconstruction.