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Bone Cysts In Hands
Had bone cyst removed through surgery ten days ago in right hand. Didn't have swelling much, but woke up to noticeable swelling. Should i be concerned?
Yes: It could be a post op infection. See your dr. ...Read more
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
Broke right hand along outside edge 3 years ago. Have a bone cyst, need surgery will a brace help with pain until surgery?
Had curettage of bone cyst(s) in tarsal navicular a week ago. How exactly was the bone opened and cyst taken and scraped out? Curious...
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Nothing: Nothing unless the cyst was causing weakening of the cortical wall of the femur. ...Read more
Probably not. : Bone cysts can either be a normal finding, or part of a pathological process. Simple bone cysts are quite common though most of us don't know we have them. Some cysts are related to abnormalities including tumors, so they should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. Cysts will not generally cause cramps unless they are extending out of the bone and pushing on nerves or blood vessels. ...Read more
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.
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