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I have a intracessous lunate bone cyst that is growing. It was found six months ago after my wrist would not stop hurting. What happens next?

I have a intracessous lunate bone cyst that is growing. It was found six months ago after my wrist would not stop hurting. What happens next?

Get checked by Ortho: Any cyst that is growing and causing pain in the bone requires consultation with an Orthopedic surgeon. Some such cysts turn out to be giant cell tumor of the bone and may need surgical intervention. Most are treatable provided they are not too big...so get it checked while it is still small(?what size/dimensions is this cyst??). ...Read more

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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Broke right hand along outside edge 3 years ago. Have a bone cyst, need surgery will a brace help with pain until surgery?

Broke right hand along outside edge 3 years ago. Have a bone cyst, need surgery will a brace help with pain until surgery?

Yes: The cyst is probably not from the fracture but was there and broke through three years ago. A splint will make you more comfortable while awaiting surgery. ...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's an acetabular bone cyst?

What's an acetabular bone cyst?

Its a defect in bone: The hip joint is made of two parts. The head of the femur (thigh bone) fits into the cup or socket of the acetabulum (pelvis). If there is an injury of the hip from trauma or arthritis, you can get resorption of bone on either side of the joint. The area of resorption fills with fluid and creates a defect or cyst in the bone. ...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?

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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How do you remove a bone cyst?

Surgery: Bone cysts do not always need treatmen, however if large as we sometimes see in the heel bone, they may cause fracture, traditionally the have been surgically cleaned out and packed with bone graft. Ther have been a few reports in the literature of endoscopic clean out and grafting. ...Read more

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Can i join the marines if I have a bone cyst?

Check standard: The information you provided is too vague. You and your physician can check the standards at: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an aneurismal bone cyst?

What is the recovery time for an aneurismal bone cyst?

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. ...Read more

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Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more

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Will a bone cyst prevent me from joining the military?

Please see:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.htm.

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Is possible that a 29 years old person couldhave unicameral bone cyst?

Is possible that a 29 years old person couldhave unicameral bone cyst?

Rarely: They usually occur in people under age 20. While not impossible, it would be rare. See an orthopaedic surgeon, preferably an orthopaedic oncologist (an orthopaedist trained in treating bone-joint-muscle tumors, both benign and malignant). Others can do tests (mri, ct for example), but if someone suggests biopsy, the orthopaedic oncologist is the person to see. ...Read more

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If you had a bone cyst near a growth plate, would you notice if it grew into and damages the growth plate? (ie would you have any symptoms?)

If you had a bone cyst near a growth plate, would you notice if it grew into and damages the growth plate? (ie would you have any symptoms?)

Probably not : If it affected the growth plate the redultant deformity would occur so slowly that you may not notice-I would highly recommend that you follow up with your orthopedist with exam and x-rays as frequently as he recommends. ...Read more

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What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

Nothing: Nothing unless the cyst was causing weakening of the cortical wall of the femur. ...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

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Can a bone cyst rupture? Should one be removed if causing severe pain and compromising walking?

Severe pain?: If causing severe pain it clearly should be addressed. But one needs to be sure the cyst is the cause of pain. See an orthopedic ( bone ) surgeon. To eval. ...Read more

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Can a bone cyst hurt? Was told I had one in tibia when I was young. Having some non-weight bearing very intermittent pain in the area.

Can a bone cyst hurt? Was told I had one in tibia when I was young. Having some non-weight bearing very intermittent pain in the area.

Yes, if...: Bone cysts can cause persistent pain if the cyst has weakened the bone or caused it to fracture. Persistent pain in the region of a known cyst requires repeat imaging. ...Read more

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I've got a weird pain in my foot? Could it be bone cyst?

I've got a weird pain in my foot? Could it be bone cyst?

# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What to do about bone cyst problem?

It depends upon: the size of the cyst,location and etiology.
If it is small cyst in a joint due to arthritis or a large cyst due to benign tumor makes a difference also which bone and where in the bone it is located all this iformation will help your doctor to recommed the best way to deal with your cyst. Surgery to take ot the cyst and bone graft to fill the cyst or injection of the cyst are some of the options ...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