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An osteochondroma below kneecap on my left leg. doctor said not to worry, that was over 6 months ago. recently, it got bigger. what should i do?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Can grow: Osteochondromas normally grow at rate of long bones. If you are getting taller, osteochondroma is growing as well. If have associated pain then osteochondroma may be irritating regional tendons or muscles. Painful osteochondroma sometimes rarely means transforming to malignant neoplasma. If painful definitely see your physician for guidance and possible surgical removal.

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Last updated May 21, 2014

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