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Bone Biopsy: Closed

Bone biopsy: closed

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For a closed bone biopsy, the doctor inserts a needle through the skin and directly into the bone. A small piece of bone is collected in the needle. Then the bone sample is looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or another bone disorder.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Last Revised October 4, 2012

Last Revised: October 4, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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