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what is the recovery time for an aneurismal bone cyst?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Recovery can depend on a number of things including the size of the cyst, how it was treated, and how much swelling and stiffness you have. Your surgeon should be able to give you a more accurate estimate.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
ABC: Aneurysmal bone cysts treated surgically heal in approximately 6 weeks--depending on the personality and location and size of the cyst. If it is fractured/displaced it may take somewhat longer.

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