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what is the amount of time it take to recover from the removal of a tibial osteochondroma?

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Dr. Brian Badman
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Depends on location of osteochondroma. They are generally located near the knee. Most time off is due to healing of the wound that can take several weeks. If it is a pedunculated lesion it will not violate cortex too much and usually can weight bear as tolerated immediately after surgery. If it is sessile and requires alot of violation of cortex some degree of weight restriction may be requd.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you have osteochondroma on your l5?

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Dr. Ilya Iofin
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Osteochondromas usually occur around the knee. They are rare, but do occur in the spine. When they do , they usually occur in the neck. So an osteochondroma arising from L5 is quite rare, but a described entity.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for osteochondroma?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Tests: X-ray , ct scan, biopsy.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for osteochondroma?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Excisional Biopsy: It may be single or multiple. If it is single and close to the joint and is symptomatic , it can be excised. If you notice sudden growth in multiple familial variety, then excisional biopsy is done to rule out malignant change.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Does osteochondroma reccur?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Rarely: When removing an osteochondroma we are careful to remove all of the cartilage at the tip (the cartilage cap). If the cap is completely removed, the osteochondroma cannot recur. If some is left behind, it can recur. Very rarely, the cap can also become malignant (and spread).
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms osteochondroma?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Osteochondroma: Usually none other than a bump. It can become painful if pushing o a nerve or tendon.

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