Excisional biopsy


Excisional biopsy in orthopedics is a medical procedure used to take a tissue sample or lesion from bone, joints, or surrounding soft tissue for diagnostic purposes or assessment before further treatment. This procedure typically involves completely removing the entire area suspected to be affected to allow for detailed tissue analysis.


Candidates for excisional biopsy in orthopedics are usually patients suspected of having bone or joint tumors, bone infections, or other pathological changes requiring further diagnosis or treatment.


Preparation for this procedure may include a review of medical history, laboratory tests, and possibly discontinuation of certain medications.


The treatment is usually performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the size and location of the area being sampled. The surgeon then carefully removes the entire area for examination, and the tissue is sent for histopathological analysis to determine the nature of the change.


The results of excisional biopsy in orthopedics depend on the diagnosis made based on tissue analysis. If the presence of a tumor or infection is confirmed, the results may serve as the basis for further treatment planning.


Precautionary measures after excisional biopsy typically involve monitoring the patient to ensure there are no complications such as bleeding, infection, or damage to surrounding structures. It is also important to follow the doctor's instructions for wound care and avoid activities that may interfere with the healing process.

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