- 整形外科と災害外科 (ISSN:00371033)
- vol.43, no.2, pp.642-645, 1994-03-25 (Released:2010-02-25)
Three treated groups totaling 60 patients with solitary bone cysts were evaluated. Curettage and bone graft, methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) injection, and curettagehydroxyapatite (HA) filling were performed in 20, 32, and 12 patients, respectively. Four patients were treated with two different interventions. The healing rates (complete healing plus incomplete healing evaluated by Campanacci's criteria) in the three groups was 85%, 83%, and 100%, respectively. Although the healing rate of HA filling appeared to be best in this series, the average duration of follow-up was less than two years. Therefore, MPA injection should be the preferred method for its greater simplicity and the absence of complications.