Treatment of a simple bone cyst of the calcaneus by endoscopic curettage with cancellous bone injection.

Published online: Dec 27 1999

F Bonnel, F Canovas, and P Faure.

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Hôpital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France.


The authors report a case of simple bone cyst involving the calcaneus, treated by curettage under endoscopy with cancellous bone injection, and its course and follow-up at two years. This new technique has not yet been published for simple bone cysts of the calcaneus. Endoscopic curettage of the cavity of a simple bone cyst can be advocated for the calcaneus to minimize incisions and to avoid cutaneous complications.