Simple bone cysts in children treated with methylprednisolone acetate

Orthopedics. 1991 Feb;14(2):185-7.


Eleven children with simple bone cysts in the proximal humerus metaphysis were treated with intracavity infiltration of methylprednisolone acetate. Nine patients were treated once; the remainder required second injections. Five lesions resolved completely, while six healed sufficiently to eliminate the risk of pathologic fracture, and to permit physical activities without restrictions. Simple bone cysts can be treated satisfactorily with injection of methylprednisolone acetate, thus obviating surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Bone Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Cysts / drug therapy*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Humerus* / diagnostic imaging
  • Injections, Intralesional
  • Male
  • Methylprednisolone / administration & dosage
  • Methylprednisolone / analogs & derivatives*
  • Methylprednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Radiography


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Methylprednisolone