« Previous Page
Illustration copyright 2000 by Nucleus Communications,
Inc. All rights reserved. http://www.nucleusinc.com
For an open bone biopsy, the doctor makes a cut (incision) through the skin to expose an area of the bone. General anesthesia or medicine to block feeling in the area where the cut is made (nerve block) is given to prevent pain. Then the doctor collects a small piece of bone that can be looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or another bone disorder.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.