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Are bone cysts and bone spurs the same thing?

Are bone cysts and bone spurs the same thing?

No: A bone cyst is a hole in the bone. A bone spur is when the bone changes shape slightly (usually due to arthritis) and you get more bone in different shapes. If you have arthritis, like in the knee, you can actually get bone cysts where the cartilage is gone and bone spurs at the sides of the knee. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone  cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs ( planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more

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Are bone cysts and spurs the same?

No: A spur is a protruding spicule of bone that forms from excessive pressure, trauma, or tension at insertion of tendon or ligament. A bone cyst is a cyst or cavity in a portion of the bone. ...Read more

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How do you remove a bone cyst?

How do you remove a bone cyst?

Surgery: Bone cysts do not always need treatmen, however if large as we sometimes see in the heel bone, they may cause fracture, traditionally the have been surgically cleaned out and packed with bone graft. Ther have been a few reports in the literature of endoscopic clean out and grafting. ...Read more

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How do bone cysts form in children?

How do bone cysts form in children?

Not realy known: There is not a specific etiology of the bone cyst, however, cohen theorized that the unicameral bone cyst occurs when interstitial fluids in cancellous bones quickly accumulate in one region from blockage to expand and form the cyst. ...Read more

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What to do about bone cyst problem?

It depends upon: the size of the cyst,location and etiology. If it is small cyst in a joint due to arthritis or a large cyst due to benign tumor makes a difference also which bone and where in the bone it is located all this iformation will help your doctor to recommed the best way to deal with your cyst. Surgery to take ot the cyst and bone graft to fill the cyst or injection of the cyst are some of the options ...Read more

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Can i join the marines if I have a bone cyst?

Check standard: The information you provided is too vague. You and your physician can check the standards at: http://usmilitary.About.Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.Htm. ...Read more

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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


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