Bone Endoscopy

  • Dennis King Hang Yee
  • Tun Hing Lui
  • Tze Wang Chan


Subchondral cyst, intraosseous ganglion or synovial bone cyst had been used by various authors to describe benign bone cyst containing mucoid viscous materials at the metaphysis or epiphysis of long bones adjacent to a joint [1, 2]. The three terms appear to be used interchangeably [2, 3], although some authors prefer to classify lesion as an interosseous ganglion if it occurs as a solitary lesion not associated with degenerative joint diseases [4]. Synovial bone cyst is a misnomer as the cyst lining lacks synovial cell surface [5]. Most frequently it involved the hip, the ankle, the knee and the carpal bones [5].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis King Hang Yee
    • 1
  • Tun Hing Lui
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Tze Wang Chan
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsQueen Mary HospitalHong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyNorth District HospitalHong KongChina
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsSouthern Medical UniversityGuangzhouChina
  4. 4.Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology—Chinese Academy of ScienceShenzhenChina
  5. 5.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  6. 6.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyPamela Youde Nethersole Eastern HospitalHong Kong SARChina

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