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advantages of intersticial laser photocoagulation of osteoid osteomas

Advantage of ILP compared to surgical or percutaneous excision :

  • No weakening of bone structures through surgical removal. This is particularly important in weight-bearing bones and in children, no need of imobilization or osteosynthesis, no limitation of activity.
  • Applicability in joints.
  • No extensive hospitalization. Ambulatory procedure.
  • No general anesthesia. The ILP can easily be performed under local anesthesia and neuroleptanalgesia in adults (general anesthesia is needed for children).
  • Minimal recovery time
  • No scars
  • Cost effective