Simple Bone Cyst Management: Percutaneous Steroid Injection Versus Curettage With Hydroxiapatite

Achmad Fauzi Kamal, Riza Aprizal, Yogi Prabowo

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The main goals of the therapy of simple bone cyst (SBC) are to get the bone healing, prevent pathological fractures, and management of pain symptom. There are various methods of the SBC treatments, however they still remain controversial because of their healing rate and invasiveness of surgery. A total of 10 SBC patients were divided into two groups namely curretage with hydroxyapatite (HA) and decompression and percutaneous steroid injection (PSI). PSI was performed three times at intervals of each month. The mean followup of 12-26 months. Evaluation of functional outcome by Musculoskeletal Tumour Society (MSTS) score and supported with radiologically based on Chang criteria. There were 5 patients (proximal femur 2; proximal humerus 2, radius 1) performed curretage with HA therapy. Remaining 5 patients (proximal femur 3; proximal humerus 1; calcaneus 1) were performed PSI therapy. PSI group had better MSTS score, particulary at month 3 (55%) and month 6 (84%) than curettage with HA therapy (47% and 69.3%). Complete bone healing was found in both group at month 12 follow up, however solid union occurred faster in PSI group. PSI tends to have faster and better functional outcome than curettage and HA. Curettage with HA and PSI have similar complete bone healing at month 12 follow up
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
JournalIndonesian Journal of Cancer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Simple bone cyst, steroid injection, curretage, hydroxyapatite


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