What Are Bone Cysts?

Bone cysts are benign lesions which develop in both children and adults.  Children generally develop simple cysts in the long bones such as the femur or the humerus, while adults often develop aneurismal bone cysts which can occur throughout the skeletal system.

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists offer innovative treatment options for those suffering from bone cysts.  Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons treat these and other complications with a state of the art approach in each and every case.  If you or a loved one are suffering from bone cysts, turn to the experts at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center.

What is an Effective Bone Cyst Treatment?

Because bone cysts can develop throughout the body and range widely in the impact they have on the musculoskeletal system, there are many different surgical treatment options for those suffering from bone cysts.

If a bone cyst is discovered but is not causing any pain or showing signs of further development it will be monitored closely through x-rays and left untreated.  If it is determined that a bone cysts requires treatment surgery or radiation will be used.  Only a orthopaedic specialist is equipped to properly diagnose and outline an effective bone cyst treatment plan.

What is a Unicameral Bone Cyst?

Cyst A unicameral bone cyst, also commonly referred to as a simple bone cyst, is a benign cavity in the bone which is filled with fluid and lined by compressed tissue.

Though common in the long bones, unicameral bone cysts can occur in any bone in the body.  Unicameral bone cysts develop most commonly in children between the ages of five and fifteen.

What is an Aneurysmal Bone Cyst?

An aneurysmal bone cyst is a cystic lesion which can appear in any bone in the body.  Also benign aneurysmal bone cysts contain vascular and blood elements and can progress rapidly.  Aneurysmal bone cysts generally develop in adults.

What are Bone Cyst Surgery Options?

There are several surgical options for the treatment of bone cysts including:


Curettage, also known as bone grafting, is the most common bone cyst surgery for those suffering from aneurysmal bone cysts.


Cryotherapy is the surgical procedure in which aneurysmal bone cyst is frozen to prevent it from returning in the future.

Bone Removal

Bone removal surgery will only be performed on expandable bones in cases of large aneurysmal bone cysts with a high probably that the cyst will redevelop.

At the Orlando Orthopaedic Center our board certified specialists provide cutting edge treatment options for patients suffering from varying degrees of bone cysts.  Our fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons are prepared to diagnose and aggressively treat your condition.  If you are interested in learning more about your bone cyst treatment options, schedule a consultation with one of our specialists today.