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For a closed bone biopsy, the doctor inserts a needle through the skin and directly into the bone. A small piece of bone is collected in the needle. Then the bone sample is looked at under a microscope for cancer, infection, or another bone disorder.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineDavid Bardana, MD, FRCSC - Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine