Cyst of the Bone Treatment
Treatment options for a bone cyst in a child may include observation, as the cyst may resolve or decrease in size as the skeleton matures. Additional treatment includes corticosteroids injections, which reduce the size of the bone cyst in 60 to 80 percent of cases. A bone cyst requires surgery only when it interferes with bone growth, or causes a fracture.
The treatment for a bone cyst depends on a number of factors, including:
- Potential for fracture
Treatment for a bone cyst may include:
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