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how do bone marrow biopsies typically work?

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Dr. Howard Luks
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Biopsy...: You are typically on your stomach and lightly sedated. The area on the back of your pelvis (hip region) is injected with local anesthesia and a "large" needle is placed into the bone marrow cavity to remove a sample of the contents.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Needle biopsy: Often a syringe with a larger bore needle can be used under a local but there are many ways to perform this depending on location how much is need etc.

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