My son broke his femur bone, and we found out that there is a weak spot/cyst on his bone.Bone byopsy was taken, He has two pins in the bone and was put in a 1/2 hard cast(ankle to hip) On a refferal we saw an ortho doc (not our reg doc)and he removed my sons cast and told us to make him start walking on it. It has been 2 weeks, and also told us that he wouldn't do anything for the cyst. Now why if a cyst has made a weak spot on the bone, and the bone has broken would you not do anything with it. We were told by 3 other doctors that he would need to have the cyst scraped out and fill with bone chips, none of them being in our state( accident happened while on vacation.) I am trying to find out as much info as possible on why he would have told us to make him walk on it, and not put a cast on it, and not do anything for a cyst in the bone? Please help!
When can a child walk after broken femur and surgery?
- 17 Sep 2011 by wtpattbear
- 18 September 2011
I was a nurse for 10 years, and I worked in ortho for several of those, and I seem to remember that it is normal for a type of cyst to form over a bone while it heals, because your son had a pin put in place is why the dr told you to have him walk on it, are you home? Have you taken him to your regular md> I would suggest doing so, good luck
It depends on what kind of cyst that it is, if it is a bakers cyst it could just be drained, find out what kind it is and let me know, good luck
metaphyseal fibroue defect just means that it is an asymptomatic, meaning it is not causing any problems, and this happens quite frequently in the long bones while you are a child, it may clear up eventually, or your son may keep this cyst the rest of his life and not experience any complications from it, at any rate, good luck
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