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Doctor insights on: Ankle Bone Spur Surgery Recovery

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How long does it take to recover from an ankle surgery that removed bone spurs?

How long does it take to recover from an ankle surgery that removed bone spurs?

Variable....: Depends on the extent of the bone spurs, their location and whether the procedure was done in a minimally invasive fashion. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I have a bone spur on my right ankle, would I need surgery? Or is another way to heel it?

I have a bone spur on my right ankle, would I need surgery? Or is another way to heel it?

Does it hurt: If it hurts you or if you have limitation, then surgery is the only way of removing the spur. Physical therapy could help with pain and range of motion but to remove the spur surgery is the only treatment. ...Read more

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About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

About how long does it take to recover from bone spur surgery when it is removed from the foot?

Where is it???: I know it seems like an obvious question, but depending on exactly where the spur is at, there can be a number of possible answers. Sorry! ...Read more

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What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?

Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at?

I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at?

Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesions. If the redness is spreading out from your incision you should follow up with the surgeon as you may need antibiotics. If the scar is tight and skin is immobile you can do circular massage or use scar creams. ...Read more

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Is there usually a period of non-weight bearing after ankle arthroscopy if bone spurs are removed from leg bones? No-microfracture of talus.

As comfort dictates: There is no specific reason that you can not put weight after arthroscopic spur removal. Weight bearing a tolerated usually is your status. Keep the ankle elevated higher than your heart for first few days to decrease swelling. It will hurt to walk on it initially so walkonit if you like to suffer, . As usual it is best to follow the protocol of your surgeon who did it, theyknow the situation best. ...Read more

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What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

It depends where in: The body the spur is that is being removed. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

It depends...: Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

Depends: On what procedure. If simple cheilectomy (shaving of spur) then sutures for 2weeks. A post op shoe is usually dispensed to be worn for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more

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What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

What would cause multiple bone spurs in my feet/ankles?

Bone spurs: Bone spurs to the feet and ankles are most often caused from trauma or arthritis (wear and tear to the joints) or in the case of the calcaneous (heel bone) can be from Enthesopathy (pulling of soft tissue from bone). This can be cause from the tendon or ligament from being too tight and resulting in a chronic pulling off situation. See your podiatrist and he/she can help. ...Read more

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I think I have a bone spur on my knee. Will I need surgery?

I think I have a bone spur on my knee. Will I need surgery?

Bonespur knee: I'd visit your doctor and begin by getting an exam and x-ray of your knee so that you can get a specific diagnosis. That is how you can best determine if medical treatment (medication, physical therapy, special exercises) would suffice. Surgery would only be needed if your symptoms continued to progress despite this medical program. ...Read more

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I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?

I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?

Prob. Not: Rotator cuff repair/decompression surgery from a year ago would not cause 'fluid on the elbow'.Sounds like you have the common olecranon bursitis caused by bumping the back of your elbow, resting it on table tops, etc. Or previous elbow surgery. See your pcp if it becomes painful or inflamed/draining fluid. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 29 and had arthroscopic surgery to repair a partially torn Subscapularis and remove a bone spur, 7 weeks in and it still hurts, is this normal?

I'm 29 and had arthroscopic surgery to repair a partially torn Subscapularis and remove a bone spur, 7 weeks in and it still hurts, is this normal?

Varies: Some degree of pain following surgery is normal. It also may depend in part on how bad things were as well. I would discuss directly with your surgeon to ensure you are making appropriate progress. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur project out of back of ankle all of a sudden overnight? I have a small raised bump on back of ankle and have been diagnosed with spur

Not a bone spur: A true bone spur cannot form over night. That is not to say that you cannot have a bone spur there already that caused irritation and swelling that did appear overnight. You could also have a cyst. ...Read more

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Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. Front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once

Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. Front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once

Bone spurs: Can be caused by abnormal stress or traction on tendons, so you could have a tendon problem that leads to a bone spur. See your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine specialist to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my left shouler bone spurs and cute tendon on the june 24th and today I was sitting on coach and my shoulder popped an has a burning?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, probably most common is you just broke up a little but if scar in that area. If it does not improve or is associated with new onset weakness in your arm I would let your surgeon know right away. ...Read more

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Why is discectomy and fusion necessary when the problem is nerve root compression from bone spurs. Research says disc comp gen. Resolves w/out surgery?

Why is discectomy and fusion necessary when the problem is nerve root compression from bone spurs. Research says disc comp gen. Resolves w/out surgery?

Depends on Diagnosis: For disc herniation disectomy shown give quicker leg pain relief no difference at two years sport trial. Fusion are recommended for spinal instability not generally a problem with a simple disc herniation really need to know what symptom you want to get treat and what the diagnosis is, generally stenosis can be accompanied with spondylolithesis a slip which does better as a decompression and fusion ...Read more

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Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Bone spur ankle surgeon or podiatrist?

Either: A podiatrist can be an ankle surgeon, you likely meant podiatrist or orthopedist, either can help you. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more