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I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?

I saw this from an X-ray results my foot. Don't understand: noted is a bony exostosis on the calcaneus at the site of insertion of the Achilles tendon?

Heel spur: Exostosis or spur is projection of bone coming off inferior part calcaneous that can occur at insertion of tendon.Caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments and increasing age.Although heel spurs are often painless, they can cause heel pain. They are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis.Treatments include exercise, custom-made orthotics, anti-inflamm agents etc ...Read more

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My dentist said I have a bony growth on my lower gum, exostosis. What is this?

My dentist said I have a bony growth on my lower gum, exostosis. What is this?

Not that unusual: Sounds like an exostosis is benign growths of bone. They are painless and self-limiting but may contribute to gum disease if they become too large. If concerned see your dentist for consultation. ...Read more

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How long till subungal exostosis heals?

May need treatment: A subungual exostosis is a benign bony/cartilage prominence that develops under the nail, usually from pressure. If it is large enough or troublesome enough, then surgery may be the best way for it to "heal.". ...Read more

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I have buccal exostosis. Should i get surgery?

I have buccal exostosis. Should i get surgery?

Most likely not: Buccal exostosis are a bone mass growth on the outer part of the gum. At first they may seem like a tooth growing out of place. These can happen on the lower or upper parts of the mouth. These bone growths are not malignant and can be removed with surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best solution for the person suffering from hereditary multiple exostosis?

What's the best solution for the person suffering from hereditary multiple exostosis?

No good way so far: This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder. In some cases, an affected person inherits the mutation from one affected parent. Other cases result from new mutations in the gene and occur in people with no history of the disorder in their family. So it very hard to control. ...Read more

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What is subungual exostosis?

Bone under tongue: Bone the erupts from the base of the jaw can grow ubwards abd be palpable undet the tounge. ...Read more

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Could anybody get subungual exostosis?

Yes, anyone Can.: Anyone can get this condition, where a bony outgrowth grows under a nail, causing acute pain. ...Read more

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Exostosis after root canal. What is that?

Exostosis after root canal. What is that?

May not be related: An exostosis is a benign growth of bone and is usually developmental. It is usually not related to a root canal procedure. There are occasions when an infection around an infected tooth can expand the surrounding bone but that is very rare and almost always in children called garre's osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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