Today's Daily Dose: Subchondral bone cysts

Jul 06, 2011
By staff
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“Conservative therapy is not recommended because progression of osteoarthritis and lameness is a likely sequel. Surgical debridement of the cyst often is the treatment of choice; however, surgical access to the cyst can be difficult. Recently, direct injection of the cyst with corticosteroids has gained popularity, and success rates are comparable to surgical debridement.”

—Shawn Mattson, DVM, DVSc, BSc, DACVS

From Options for treating subchondral bone cysts