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Doctor insights on: Bone Cysts In Hands

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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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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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Are bone cysts and spurs the same?

Are bone cysts and spurs the same?

No: A spur is a protruding spicule of bone that forms from excessive pressure, trauma, or tension at insertion of tendon or ligament. A bone cyst is a cyst or cavity in a portion of the bone. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone  cysts versus bone spurs?

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

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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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Why do you get bone cysts in lower leg? Can they cause spasms? What should I know about them?

Why  do you get bone cysts in lower leg? Can they cause spasms? What should I know about them?

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

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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

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