Functional and Radiological Outcome of Non-operative Management of Simple Bone Cyst of Humerus Presenting with Pathological Fracture

Vol 32| Issue 1 | Jan – June 2019 | page: 17-22 | Dominic Puthoor, Dijoe Davis, Shafeeq Muhammed Abubekkar


Authors: Dominic Puthoor [1], Dijoe Davis [1], Shafeeq Muhammed Abubekkar [1]

[1] Department Of Orthopaedics, Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Dominic Puthoor,
Orthopaedic Oncologist, Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
E-mail: dkputhur@gmail.com


Abstract

Simple bone cyst (SBC) is a tumor-like lesion affecting bone. Humerus is the most common site of SBC. Most of the cases of SBC in humerus presents with a pathological fracture. In our study, patients presenting with pathological fracture of SBC in humerus were treated with intracystic injection of Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) under computed tomography guidance followed by immobilization in U-slab for 1 month. Clinical and radiological assessment was done during follow-up. It is found that the patients promptly regain excellent function though radiologically healing of the lesion is only partial.
Keywords: Simple bone cyst, Tumor-like lesion, Pathological fracture.


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How to Cite this Article: Puthoor D, Davis D, Abubekkar S M. Functional and Radiological Outcome of Non-operative Management of Simple Bone Cyst of Humerus Presenting with Pathological Fracture. Kerala Journal of Orthopaedics Jan-June 2019; 32(1): 17-22 .

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