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How do bone marrow biopsies typically work?
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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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