TY - JOUR TI - Treatment of gigantocellular tumor of the tibia metaphysis by means of the Ilizarov method: A case study AU - Tomić Slavko AU - Lešić Aleksandar AU - Bumbaširević V. AU - Krajčinović O. AU - Slavković Nemanja AU - Bumbaširević Marko JN - Acta chirurgica iugoslavica PY - 2005 VL - 52 IS - 2 SP - 131 EP - 135 PT- Article AB- The authors show a 36-year old female patient with a gigantocellular tumor of the distal metaphysis of the left tibia (stage III by Campanacci). A 7.6 cm long distal articular defect of the tibia has been formed by radical segmentary resection. The defect was compensated by the extension of the rest of the tibia; whereas the support function of the limb was provided through tibio-talar arthrodesis. 5.5 years after the surgery, there are no signs of local relapses; the patient walks without any orthopedic aids and works at the same job as prior to the operation.