Case study

Use of STIMULAN in the treatment of a femoral cyst

Courtesy of TBC

Clinical particulars

A 10-year-old male presented with a femoral cyst, below the lesser trochanter.
Limited mobility and severe discomfort prevented normal activity.


Previous treatment of the cyst involved cortisone injections. However, the hole left by the needle in the cortex caused the femur to fracture.

12 months later further surgery was performed to fill the cyst using STIMULAN beads. The beads are clearly visible on the intra-operative x-ray following insertion.


The patient was reviewed at 14 weeks; the x-rays show complete
absorption of STIMULAN and new bone formation. Patient fully weight bearing, returned to normal activity.