Bone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-04-06T04:00:00Z8.1000000000000066.2000000000000795.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after a bone biopsy.</p><h2>What is a bone biopsy?</h2><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=2443&language=English">bone biopsy</a> is a procedure done to obtain small samples of bone so that tests can be done on them. A bone biopsy can help your child’s doctor find out what might be wrong with your child’s bones, diagnose an infection, and/or learn about how your child’s disease is changing.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>A day or two after the bone biopsy, your child should be back to their normal self.</li><li>If your child has any pain, you can give them <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a>.</li><li>Your child will need to avoid contact sports and high-impact activities for six weeks.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following during the first 48 hours:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Significant swelling around the biopsy site</li><li>Bleeding or discharge around the biopsy site</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> at the biopsy site</li><li>Change in the colour or temperature of the foot or hand on the side of the body where the biopsy was done; for example, if the foot or hand turns a pale blue or is cool to touch</li><li>Change in sensation/strength of the arm or leg biopsied</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>How much time your child stays in the hospital depends on the type of bone biopsy they have had and how they are feeling after the procedure. Some children who have a bone biopsy go home the same day. If your child’s doctor has arranged this, your child will be ready to go home three hours after the bone biopsy. Occasionally, some children will stay overnight for observation after a bone biopsy.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call. </p>
Biopsie osseuse : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionBBiopsie osseuse : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie osseuse à la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI). La présente feuille de renseignements explique comment soigner votre enfant de manière adéquate après l’intervention.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie osseuse. La présente feuille de renseignements explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand appeler à l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Une journée ou deux suivant la biopsie osseuse, votre enfant devrait être revenu à la normale.</li><li>Si votre enfant ressent de la douleur, vous pouvez administrer de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol®).</li><li>Votre enfant devrait éviter les sports de contact et les activités à forts impacts pendant six semaines l’intervention.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Communiquez avec le médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous immédiatement au service des urgences le plus près si votre enfant présente l’un des symptômes suivants au cours des 48 premières heures :</p><ul><li>de la <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre</a> dépassant 38 °C (100,4 °F);</li><li>une enflure importante autour du site de la biopsie;</li><li>des saignements ou des écoulements autour du site de la biopsie;</li><li>une douleur grave au site de biopsie</li><li>un changement de couleur ou de température du pied ou de la main correspondant au côté du corps où la biopsie a été faite, par exemple si le pied ou la main prend une couleur bleu pâle ou est froid au toucher;</li><li>une modification des sensations ou de la force du membre sur lequel a eu lieu l’intervention.</li></ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids :</h2><p>Si vous avez des inquiétudes au cours des 48 premières heures, communiquez avec la clinique de thérapie guidée par l’imagerie (TGI) pendant les heures de services au 416 813-6054 et demandez à parler avec un infirmier spécialisé en thérapie guidée par l’imagerie. Si vous avez des inquiétudes en dehors des heures de services, consultez votre médecin de famille, rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près ou communiquez avec le standard téléphonique de l’Hôpital pour enfants malades SickKids au 416 813-1500 et demandez-leur de signaler la pagette de votre spécialiste ou du spécialiste en radiologie interventionnelle de garde.</p>

 

 

 

 

Bone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1229.00000000000Bone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyBonesNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-04-06T04:00:00Z8.1000000000000066.2000000000000795.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after a bone biopsy.</p><h2>What is a bone biopsy?</h2><p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=2443&language=English">bone biopsy</a> is a procedure done to obtain small samples of bone so that tests can be done on them. A bone biopsy can help your child’s doctor find out what might be wrong with your child’s bones, diagnose an infection, and/or learn about how your child’s disease is changing.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>A day or two after the bone biopsy, your child should be back to their normal self.</li><li>If your child has any pain, you can give them <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a>.</li><li>Your child will need to avoid contact sports and high-impact activities for six weeks.</li></ul><h2>Stitches</h2><p>Your child may have stitches in the skin at the biopsy site. These stitches will dissolve on their own.</p><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the biopsy. Take the dressing off after 24 hours if a scab has formed over the biopsy site.</p><p>If the dressing gets wet or dirty, take it off and replace it with a clean adhesive bandage. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site, which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower one day after the biopsy, but try to keep the biopsy site dry until a scab has formed and it has healed.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1260&language=English">sedation</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthetic</a>, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with your child's health-care provider first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>Your child can resume gentle activities one day after the biopsy. This can include walking to school. If it hurts too much to do this on the first day, give your child a rest day and try again the following day.</p><p>Your child may need to use crutches if their doctor thinks it is necessary. You can ask their doctor after the procedure if crutches are needed and for how long.</p><p>Your child should avoid playing contact sports and doing high-impact activities for about six weeks. Examples include:</p><ul><li>gymnastics</li><li>diving/swimming</li><li>bicycle riding</li><li>rollerblading</li><li>hockey</li><li>soccer</li><li>skiing</li><li>horseback riding</li></ul><h2>Radiation</h2><ul><li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays.</li><li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely but can occur.</li><li>Check the treated area of your child's skin for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from the date of the procedure. Please speak to a nurse in the interventional radiology department if these signs occur.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following during the first 48 hours:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Significant swelling around the biopsy site</li><li>Bleeding or discharge around the biopsy site</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> at the biopsy site</li><li>Change in the colour or temperature of the foot or hand on the side of the body where the biopsy was done; for example, if the foot or hand turns a pale blue or is cool to touch</li><li>Change in sensation/strength of the arm or leg biopsied</li></ul><h2>Results </h2><p>The doctor who ordered the procedure will receive the results of your child's biopsy. You will need to make an appointment with them to discuss the results.</p><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>How much time your child stays in the hospital depends on the type of bone biopsy they have had and how they are feeling after the procedure. Some children who have a bone biopsy go home the same day. If your child’s doctor has arranged this, your child will be ready to go home three hours after the bone biopsy. Occasionally, some children will stay overnight for observation after a bone biopsy.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call. </p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bone_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/bone_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgBone biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse