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A 43-year-old member asked:

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 26 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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