SIMPLE BONE CYSTS
TAVERNIER180 discusses simple bone cysts and states that they can be cured by relatively simple measures. He advocates curettage, followed usually by bone grafting in the cystic cavity. In several cases in which repeated fractures and rapid healing were followed by cysts, permanent healing and replacement of the cyst by normal bone were obtained by curettage and bone graft. Three cases were cited as examples. He points out that fractures through bone cysts are often characterized by rapid healing. Relapses, recurrence of bone cysts and refracture follow later. He states that healing of a fracture through a bone cyst does not constitute a cure.
—As a rule fracture through a bone cyst with healing of the fracture does not always constitute a cure of the cyst, and other measures usually have to be taken, such as curettage and bone grafting. Measures such as the
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