A minor surgery, arm biopsy involves removing a small sample of bone or soft tissue in order to test whether a tumor is malignant or benign.
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Conditions Treated with an Arm Biopsy:
An arm biopsy is utilized in cases of a tumor of the arm’s soft tissues, humerus, radius, or ulna.
There are no non-surgical alternatives to an arm biopsy. Arm tumor excision may be used as a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with an Arm Biopsy:
An arm biopsy can be performed under either local or regional anesthesia.
Potential Complications from an Arm Biopsy:
Possible risks following an arm biopsy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used.
Recovery from an Arm Biopsy:
The total recovery time after an arm biopsy is seven to ten days.