Variables Steroid Group Observation Group  
Group-I= 24 Group-II-=19 P Value
Mean age (years) 9.3 ±3.2 10.2±3.8   0.678
No of M/F 16/8 13/6 0.428
Cyst area (Cm3) 67.9 ±14.2 72.5± 15.8   0.544
Activity      
Active 12 13 0.642
Inactive 12 6 0.745
Involved bone      
Humerus 19(%79) 19(%100) 0.002
Radius 2 0  
Fibula 2 0  
Ulna 1 0  
Anatomical loc.      
Metaphysis 19 17 0.662
Meta-epiphysis 2 1  
Diaphysis 3 1  
Pathological frac. 17 19 0.002
Table 1: Details of the steroid injection technique and observation groups