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I broke my finger and have either an abc or unicameral bone cyst, how long will it take for my finger to heal?

I broke my finger and have either an abc or unicameral bone cyst, how long will it take for my finger to heal?

A UBC or ABC if: you are as stated 32 years old in a finger one should seek out a hand surgeon to discuss this as there are other benign things that can be present. Healing of a lesion in a finger bone depends upon the fracture, if there is any displacement, or need for surgical fixation and what the true cause may be. Please seek out a hand surgeon with experience in these matters ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

I will be glad to: Simple bone cyst is a common, benign, fluid-containing lesion, most commonly found in the metaphysis of long bones. The cause is unknown. Sometimes they get calcium deposit in them and healed. ...Read more

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What is a calcified bone cyst? What causes it?

What is a calcified bone cyst? What causes it?

Sounds like a bone-: -island often found in routine X rays. It is an incidental finding. If it was hollow @ one time & then osified, it would indicate natural healing of a bone cyst. My bet is bone island, ...Read more

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What is aneurysm bone cyst?

What is aneurysm bone cyst?

Benign bone tumor: An aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign condition of the bones, commonly in a child which can lead to fractures. The cyst area often expands and weakens the bone, making it prone to fracture. The fracture typically heals, but the condition may persist and fracture may occur again, sometimes necessitating surgery. The humerus bone near the shoulder is a common location for this. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

Nothing: Except if it is very large and in a vulnerable area like the neck of the femur which coild result in a fracture through the cyst treated successfully by injecting the cyst with cortisone or other bone forming substances rarely needs a bone graft. ...Read more

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Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Bone cyst on X-ray: If the "bone cyst" is in the same location as the site of your previous allograft, then the x-ray is probably showing the allograft and not a bone cyst. ...Read more

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What is an aneurysmal bone cyst and how is it treated?

Tumor: It is caused by a highly vascular benign tumor treated by excision and bone grafting. Not usually dx'd until there is an accompanying fract as the bone is thinned by the tumors expansion ...Read more

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What to do if i was just diagnosed with a bone cyst in my shin. How are they treated?

What to do if i was just diagnosed with a bone cyst in my shin. How are they treated?

Varies: This would depend on exactly what the cyst or bone lesion is, as well as how large is the cyst. Some are left alone, some need surgery for curretage and grafting (scraping out the cyst material and filling it with bone or cement), and some if the lesion is a bad one can require more aggressive and extensive removal of the lesion and possibly surrounding tissue as well. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more