Unicameral bone cysts: treatment with methylprednisone acetate injections

J Foot Ankle Surg. Jan-Feb 1994;33(1):6-15.


Unicameral bone cysts have been treated by a variety of methods including nonoperative treatment, bone packing, and methylprednisone acetate injection. This article reviews the methods of treatment and classification of unicameral bone cysts. Three calcaneal unicameral bone cysts were injected with methylprednisone acetate and were followed for 8 to 32 months. Two unicameral bone cysts were unresponsive to methylprednisone acetate and were classified as "persistent." One unicameral bone cyst was moderately responsive and was classified as "incompletely resolved."

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bone Cysts / classification
  • Bone Cysts / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone Cysts / drug therapy*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Male
  • Methylprednisolone / administration & dosage
  • Methylprednisolone / analogs & derivatives*
  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Radiography


  • Methylprednisolone Acetate
  • Methylprednisolone