Use of Ultrasonographic Guidance for Needle Localization of Osteoid Osteoma of the Capitate

HSS Journal

Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD

Chief Emeritus, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Director, Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury

A. Mehdizade, MD
Department of Radiology and Imaging
Hospital for Special Surgery

M. Danon, MD
Department of Radiology and Imaging
Hospital for Special Surgery

S. Ellis, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery

Purpose: We describe a case of ultrasound-guided needle localization of an osteoid osteoma of the wrist.

Introduction: Osteoid osteomas are benign small (typically less than 1.5 cm) osteoid-forming tumors accounting for 10-12% of all primary bone tumors. The most common sites are in the appendicular skeleton, but osteoid osteomas can occur in any bone. Classically, these tumors appear as a small sclerotic lesion with a circular lucent defect, the nidus.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 2, Number 2.
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