A bone cyst is a benign or non-cancerous, fluid-filled cavity in a bone that increases the likelihood of fracture. There are two different types of bone cysts: simple or unicameral and aneurismal. The primary difference is that aneurismal bone cysts are filled with blood while simple bone cysts are not.
How old are you? the most likely cause of such cyst is osteoarthritis in elderly.
Bone cysts, which are areas of relative thinning of the bone, show up as hollow areas on the X-ray adjacent to the joint itself. A hip replacement will often be the treatment of choice if there is significant evidence of osteoarthritis.Otherwise bone grafting can be considered.In this, the cyst is scraped out with a special instrument called a curette. Donor tissue or bone chips are packed into the resulting depression to replace the fluid.
You can discuss this option with your doctor,but as physical examination and visualization of the X-Ray to see the extent and severity of the disease is required,so best guidance regarding the mode of treatment can only be given by your orthopedician.
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i am 41 but have has hip problems since i was 16 all the doctors i have been sent to say it is arthritius and that there is nothing they can do for me until now with still sever pain that no pain pill or inflammatory pill will take away they said i have a cyst that caused a hole in the bone and that i have to have a hip replacemet. i know nothing else except that. i have to go for the steroid shot on friday and want to know more but do not know what to ask for even inquire about. i just know i do not want this surgery .
did you read about the cement or is the cement the thing with the bone pieces you are talking about? how can none of these doctors ever see anything until now? is this cyst something that can just form overnight? i had a xray in oct of 07 and they said it was the inflammation again like usual now all of a sudden its a hole in my bone. i just don't understand any of it at all. will let you know what happens friday with the shot and the doctors and all. thanks for any info or help talking to you has helped in knowing at least some answers