Author(s): Brecelj J, Suhodolcan L
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Abstract We determined the role of mechanical decompression in the resolution of unicameral bone cyst. A total of 69 children with unicameral bone cysts were treated either by (i) open curettage and bone grafting, (ii) steroid injection or (iii) cannulated screw insertion. During a mean follow-up of 69 months (range, 12-58), the cysts were evaluated by radiological criteria. The healing rates in the three groups were 25, 12 and 29\% after the first treatment, and a further 50, 19 and 65\% after the second. The study has demonstrated the advantages of the decompression technique for unicameral bone cysts over other treatment modalities studied.
This article was published in J Pediatr Orthop B
and referenced in Orthopedic & Muscular System: Current Research