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Bone Spur 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
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
We are waiting for a bone biopsy. Spur or cancer is the differential diagnosis. We noticed that his previous blood tests showed him slightly anemic. Does that point to cancer?
If you don't have: Pain I would not be concerned, if you have pain you should have it evaluated and find out your treatment options. A xray is usually sufficient to analyze whether or not a spur is present. ...Read more
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
I've been hesitant to answer your question because it's simply too vague. Please repost your question, but indicate where these spurs are. Do they hurt, and if so, is it dependent on walking, shoes, weather, etc.? How long have you been in pain or had these spurs? Have you done anything to try to help your pain, and if so, what? And finally, how is the general state of your health, what is your age, gender and weight?
I know I'm asking you far more questions than you asked, but it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer, which I would honestly like to do, without knowing more details. The greater the detail, the more meaningful the answer.
Thanks! ...Read more
No: The main reason to remove a bone spur from the hip would be if it was causing pain or a limp and if you have failed non operative management options. If this is not the case, it does not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more
Read on: Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body. ...Read more
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
Usually: A lump that is caused by an underlying bone spur should be removed if symptomatic. At the same time, the spur needs to be removed as well or a recurrence of the lump is likely. ...Read more
Probably not: These typically do not go away on their own. If your concerned, see an orthopedist specializing in hip surgery for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more
Big difference: Bone spurs occur at the margins of the joint while osteoarthritis is a degeneration of the cartilage surfaces in the joint. Bone spurs are normally harbingers of osteoarthrits although it is possible to have oa without bone spur formation. It is unclear exactly why bone spurs form around arthritic joints. It is uncommon to develop bone spurs around non arthritic joints. ...Read more
Depends: If outside the joint shouldn't be more than a few weeks. ...Read more
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