Skip to Content
A bone biopsy is a test in which a small sample of bone is removed
from the body and looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or other
bone problems. A bone biopsy can be taken from any bone in the body.
The bone may be removed through a needle put through the skin into
the bone or through a small cut in the skin. A numbing medicine (local
anesthetic) is used to prevent pain during a biopsy.
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
© Copyright 2016 Rush-Copley Medical Center • 2000 Ogden Avenue; Aurora, IL 60504
Main: 630-978-6200 • Physician Referral & Information: 630-978-6700 or 866-4COPLEY (866-426-7539)