Do I need a bone biopsy?
Bone biopsy is used to diagnose any conditions on the bones. Orthopedists use it when they suspect the patient’s condition is not properly showing up on other forms of testing. We suggest on keeping contact with our top orthopedists to find out what your body needs.
How can I prepare before a bone biopsy?
Before the procedure your doctor will ask about your medical history, and if you’re taking any medication, and he may also arrange a simple blood test. We suggest on keeping contact with our top orthopedists to find out how to best prepare depending on your specific needs.
Which kind of bone biopsy will I get?
Your doctor will determine if you require a needle or open biopsy. We suggest on keeping contact with our top orthopedists to understand which kind could you need.
How long will I stay at the hospital?
Depending on the kind of biopsy you could return home after the local anesthesia wears out, usually three or four hours; or stay overnight if you had an open biopsy.
What can I expect for recovery?
Depending on the kind on biopsy, you could feel soreness up to a week after the procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities when they feel ready to do so, but doctors may place some restrictions on the activities depending on where the biopsy was performed. We suggest on keeping contact with our top orthopedists to see which precautions may apply to you depending on your needs.