17 year old collegian had a swelling and pain in her ankle and difficulty in walking. She was investigated and found to have a bone tumour. It was GCTB. GCTB Giant Cell Tumour of Bone is a noncancerous) tumour that grows at the ends of the body's long bones. Most often, the tumours develop at the lower end of the femur (thighbone) or upper end of the tibia (shinbone), close to the knee joint. They are quite rare, occurring in about one out of every one million people per year. Although GCTB are not cancerous, they are aggressive and can destroy the surrounding bone.
In a terrible road traffic accident [RTA] which involved a car and the railing on the border of the road, Ms Dhruviben Gosalia suffered an extreme piercing injury. A long railing angle iron rod pierced her leg, thigh,and entered her lungs! She lay there pinned to the care and in severe pain for 35 minutes before the fire brigade staff cut the outer portion of the rod that still lay embedded in Dhruviben's body. She was bleeding internally and her life was in grave danger. Once the rod was cut off, she was shifted to a hospital where Dr Swagat Shah was the attending surgeon. Says Dhruviben: "Dr Swagat Shah and his team gave me a new life.