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Severe pain in hip and leg. History of bone cysts in ankle. Should i clean out cysts?

Wow, glad I just found you , I have had pain in my front ankle for over a year now, my doctor told me to learn to live with as he thought it was arthritis , I am 59 years young. After finding an osteo surgeon I asked to be referred . He suggested an MRI scan which showed 2 bone cysts and considerable swelling and fluid build up in the ankle. For the past 3 years I have have had similiar severe pain in my hip , same leg which is beginning to make me depressed. The surgeon has suggested surgery to clean out the cysts. Do you think I would be doing the correct thing and should I tell him about my hip problem , as I m sure it is the same thing as my ankle.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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Treatment for the two bone cysts would be surgical excision. It is better to get the procedure done.

You should tell your hip problem to your operating surgeon.

The benefit from the surgery should outweigh the risks. This can be decided upon by the treating osteosurgeon.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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