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What are femoral cysts and what causes them?
« on: October 17, 2008, 10:07:52 PM »
I had one on my left femor and there is one on my right femor. What are these things and what causes them? They don't seem to be the norm. Thanks


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Re: What are femoral cysts and what causes them?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 12:02:00 AM »
Big Bill here ... bone cysts are generally common in the latter stages of osteoarthritis..when it gets to be a bone on bone situation. Pat has an area about cysts on the website or you can google info about "bone cysts in the hip". I had several that were ground away during the procedure... although it is possible to wait too long and can exclude the possibility to have a resurfacing. There is a ton of info that Pat has put together...you are in the place ...do your homework and good luck!

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Re: What are femoral cysts and what causes them?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 08:44:29 PM »
Hi Sherry

Big Bill is correct that many of us had cysts.  Here is a page all about them

He is also correct in that if you wait too long, they can get so bad that you are no longer a candidate for hip resurfacing.  So you need to get your x-rays to an experienced hip resurfacing surgeon and get some good input.

Good Luck.

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Re: What are femoral cysts and what causes them?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 09:48:31 PM »
Thank you Pat, very interesting and informative. Thank you Bill for your reply also.

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