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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

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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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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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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How often are bone spurs painful?

How often are bone spurs painful?

Yes: Bone spurs: there are two types, those that occur with an arthritic joint and those that occur where a tendon or fascia attaches. Both can be very painful not necessarily because the spur itself hurts but because what i may b pressing against. Spurs that hit a nerve can be especially painful. In a joint, spurs may irritate the capsule or synovium which is rather sensative. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs?

What are bone spurs?

Bone spurs : Build up of bone around joints from trauma or abnormal wear and tear. Spurs around the heel are cause from ligaments and tendons pulling on the bone. Spurs are generally not treated unless they are causing pain. The only way to get rid of a spur is to physically remove it(surgery). Nsaid's and steroids may be helpful for general joint pain. ...Read more

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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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Can mra see bone spurs?

Can mra see bone spurs?

Yes, but not well: Mra is a specific type of mri, tailored to look specifically at blood vessels. Though an mra can see adjacent muscles, bones and other organs, a dedicated musculoskeletal MRI or ct would be better for looking for bone spurs. ...Read more

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How are bone spurs treated?

How are bone spurs treated?

Few options...: If bone spurs do not cause pain or mechanical issues for a patient then they can stay right where they are with no treatment. If painful, physical thearpy/ stretching of the structures surronding the spur, or ani-inflammatories may be helpful in relieving symptoms, but the only way to get rid of a spur is surgical excision. ...Read more

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How are bone spurs and osteoarthritis different?

Osteoarthritis: Bone spurs are part of most types of arthritis as the joint surfaces enlarge to decrease the pressure per unit area when degeneration sets in. Some forms of arthritis cause erosions, but spurs are typically always part of the form of arthritis we call osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Bone spur "side of heel", treatment?

Need more info: In order to answer this question more information is needed. Some bone spurs are dealt with conservatively and some are surgical issues. I would recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Do bone tumors cause meniscal tears?

Do bone tumors cause meniscal tears?

Trauma=meniscal tear: Usually trauma to the knee causes meniscal tears (cartilage tears) which can degenerate over time causing symptoms of pain, swelling, locking, and popping. An MRI is a good test to diagnose a meniscal tear and an orthopedic consult may be needed. Bone tumors of the femur or tibia are very rare. ...Read more

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Ankle bone spurrs?

More info needed: Not sure what you are asking, need more info. ...Read more

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...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