Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
147 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is the Ulna considered a superficial or deep bone for

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Gopal Goel

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1983

Answered : 1478 Questions

default
Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: Is the Ulna considered a superficial or deep bone for bone biopsy?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It will be deep bone for biopsy.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I am Dr Gopal Goel , Orthopedic Surgery.
When we describe deep or superficial bone for biopsy depends on depth from where the biopsy is to be taken. With this criteria ulna some parts are superficial and other parts are deep so for all practical purposes this biopsy will be taken as deep biopsy.
Second criteria for calling is a deep bone is the convention that all long bone biopsies are to be considered as deep. Superficial biopsies are only with needle like from sternum or iliac crest.
I hope to have answered your question. Please feel free to ask any other question.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
doctor
Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Thank you

Detailed Answer:
Hi Thanx
Gopal Goel
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Gopal Goel 1 minute later
Cool....great answer.
Thanks so much.
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on