What device for bone biopsies?

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Harlan

Boston, MA

#1 May 23, 2011
I was curious as to which device surgeons are using to obtain a bone biopsy sample? Is it being done just by using a standard Jamshidi needle? Do surgeons find it difficult to obtain an adequate sample?
Jade

New York, NY

#3 Jan 13, 2012
I donít think there is a device for bone biopsies. I believe it is performed by inserting a closed needle to the bone to be able to extract the bone marrow needed for the biopsy. This is a safer procedure than having a device implanted under your skin. Many infections are noted through these implants which lead to injuries and lawsuits. See: http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com/hip...
Marco

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Aug 31, 2012
There are two methods in bone biopsy, one involves cutting through the skin to directly access the bone. This is a process known as an open biopsy and is usually done with the patient under local or complete anesthesia. The other type is the needle biopsy which is conducted by inserting a thick needle through the skin and body tissue and into the bone. For more information, you can check www.depuyhiprecallcenter.com

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