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Bone Spur Removal
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
Dorsal foraminotomy: If c5/6 have been fused already, this was done from the front. If there is residual pressure on the c6 nerve root (the bone spur you refer to), this can be addressed from the back of the neck. Usually, using microscope or endoscope through a small access tube, the facet joint overlying the nerve root is identified. Then, a small opening is made to identify and decompress the nerve root. ...Read more
If debridement and bone spur removal is done and ankle stiffness isn't resolved is ankle fusion next step? Is it to slow/stop arthritic progression?
Many options: The treatment options depend on your symptoms and the amount of pain. Ankle arthritis causes stiffness, pain, and sometimes instability. An ankle fusion is the removal of the joint with the intention of allowing it to become one solid bone. This may increase pain, but will increase stiffness. Other options include bracing or shoe modifications, ankle replacement, among many others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When will i be able to get a pedicure after cheilectomy and bone spur removal on the big toe joint?
Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.
Call surgeon!: Call your surgeon to find out what to do. The doc who did the procedure will be able to tell you if this is normal at this stage or not. If you are unhappy with his advice, consider a consult with a doc on Healthtap Concierge, or see your primary care doc, who can give an opinion, too, or arrange for a second opinion for you, if necessary. ...Read more
My daughte is having bone spike spur removal and scar tissur removal, plus nerve repair how long will she be in theatre and will she need a cast.
Surgery: I am assuming that you are referring to heel spur removal and a nerve repair to the foot. There is a wide range of recover times depending on the type of procedure preformed. Most likely she will be out of the hospital the same day and up and on her feet to the bathroom and meals the same day as well. The surgeon will be able to give you a good idea as he/she will know exactly what is being done. ...Read more
I had c5-c7 fused and plated with removal of large bone spurs. I walking as much as possible but there exercises for upper body?
Discuss with surgeon: Assuming you have been cleared for physical activity by your orthopedic or neurosurgeon, you may do several exercises for cervical pain. They mainly include scapular stabilization exercises. Follow up with a physical therapist to be taught these exercises and to be assured you are using proper technique. ...Read more
Scar tissue: Patients that don't recover from plantar fascia with bone spur resection usually develop scar tissue. With all my patients, I have them go through an aggressive physical therapy with ultrasound, electrical stim, cutting edge laser therapy and finally have the patient do a rigorous stretching regimen. It should get better for you, it sometimes takes 4 to 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers