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My 11 year old daughter had her first biopsy last September. The docs. thought she had osteosarcoma based on what they saw on the x-rays, MRI, and CT. After her biopsy, we were told that they didn't find any cancer but a mass of something. The pathologist was unable to culture anything, but thought it might be osteomyelitis (bone infection). She was on a pic line for six weeks, but showed little improvement. In December, 2000, she had another biopsy done. Again, they were unable to culture anything. The doc. said that she could have osteoid osteoma, a noncancerous vascular tumor or it could have been osteomyelitis. She was on crutches for five months and at the end of Febuary was finally off of them. In mid June she was experiencing some pain again and took her first ibuprophen since her first biopsy. I also caught her wearing an ace bandage one morning and found another one in her room, however, she claims is doesn't hurt her. She said it only hurt that one night. I brought her to the docs. in mid June and her thought it was just part of the healing process. I am concerned because her right distal femur is curved and you can see it in her walk. She is also still limping. Has anyone ever had or known of a person having a curved femur? Was is caused by osteomyelitis or osteoid osteoma? The doc. doesn't think this is a birth defect, but thinks the curved femur is caused by the bone infection or by the vascular tumor.