What is the role of bone biopsy in the workup of osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Bone biopsy can help to exclude underlying pathologic conditions, such as multiple myeloma, that may be responsible for presumed osteoporotic fracture. Typically, iliac crest biopsy is performed either in the minor procedure suite or in the operating room.

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