Bone cyst: How is it treated?
What is a bone cyst? How is it treated?
A bone cyst is a noncancerous, fluid-filled cavity within the bone. Bone cysts occur most often in children in the long bones of the arms and legs. The cause isn't known.
A bone cyst usually causes no symptoms. But sometimes a bone cyst can weaken the affected bone, which increases the risk of fracture. A bone cyst is often discovered only after a fracture occurs.
Treatment of a bone cyst, which is directed at preventing fractures, may include:
A bone cyst is a fluid-filled cavity within the bone.
Last Updated: 01/03/2007
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