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introduction

Histopathological and bacteriological studies are often needed in musculoskeletal lesions to establish a definitive diagnosis. In such cases Percutaneous Musculoskeletal Biopsy (PMSB) has become a routine procedure.

Advantage of PMSB compared to surgical biopsy :

  • No weakening of bone structures through the surgical removal. This is particularly true in weight-bearing bones and in children, thus avoiding imobilization or osteosynthesis.
  • No limitation of activity.
  • No or minimal soft-tissue injury. No extensive hospitalization, procedure on an out-patient basis.
  • No general anesthesia, the PMSB can easily be performed under local anesthesia and neuroleptanalgesia.
  • Minimal recovery time No scars Lower cost