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Cause Of Exostosis
TMJ Exostosis: I'm not aware of any literature that suggests that bisphosphonates such as Fosamax (alendronate) can lead to exostoses of the tmj. Usually we see TMJ exostoses as a result of trauma or arthritis. You don't describe any symptoms. Have you had an MRI or a ct? Usually these are diagnostic. An exostosis that is asymptomatic requires no treatment. You should see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in consultation. ...Read more
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
No: Exostoses are not related to calcium intake. ...Read more
Nothing: Exotosis is a nonpathologic anomaly, occur in the mouth as irregular bone growth. It could be genetic, or an adaptation to occlusal force stress in the mouth. It should be remove if it obstructed the tongue position and cause malocclusion due to tongue thrust. In the case of making denture or partial, it causes pain as the prosthesis function on the bone. It is easy removed, no complication. ...Read more
Ear Roto-rooter: Surfer's ear results in hearing loss as the bony growth closes the ear canal down for business. In order to restore hearing, surgery is required in the form of canaloplasty, a painful orgy of power tools within your head requiring an average two-month recovery. Shunning doctor's orders of a high and dry healing process is ill-advised and could land you back in surgery! ...Read more
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
Heel spur: Calcaneal exostosis is a bone spur on the heel bone. These can occur either on the bottom of the heel where it is very often associated with plantar fasciitis, or on the back of the heel where it is often associated with achilles tendinitis. Removing them requires surgery but about 90% of the time the associated pain or inflammation can be successfully treated without surgery. ...Read more
What to do if I have a exostosis in my gum I was wondering what would happen if I don't get it removed and is there any way it goes away by itself?
Exostosis: benign bony outgrowth. It can occur anywhere in the body, and may be caused by a number of different things, ranging from environmental stresses to genetics. If there is no symptoms... If it ain't broke, but it ain't hurting, don't fix it. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more
No: Exostosis refers to an outgrowth of bone from bone, so no, that would have no relation to an ingrown nail, which refers to a nail that has grown into the skin around the nail. ...Read more
Minimal: Check for other pre-existing conditions, cardiac and pulmonary status, overall health, history of clots, etc. ...Read more
Surgery: Removal of exostosis usually done as a preprosthetic surgery to prepare the mouth for better functional partial denture or complete denture. It is a simple surgery since there is no danger to possible nerve damage. A full flap is raised, bone can be chisel or grind away, flap suture with complete closure. Healing expected without pain within 1 week. ...Read more
I am thinking about having a dorsal exostosis procedure in the office as opposed to the hospital for insurance reasons mainly. Thoughts? Safety?
Standard: Sounds like a standard outpatient procedure. Should not be a problem, depending on the size of the exostosis. ...Read more
My 15 year old son was diagnosed with minor case metatarsal cuneiform exostosis, it has progressively gotten more serious. What can he do to treat it?
No self-treatment: Unfortunately, there is little he can do to treat a boney deformity. Wearing shoes that don't irritate the area will help with comfort and an arch support may reduce the stress that's causing the jamming of the joint. If those don't help, see a podiatrist to be evaluate for either a custom orthotic or surgical removal. ...Read more
My doctor has adviced for an injection for the treatment of exostosis calcaneal spur, should I take it?
Depends: These injections are usually steroid injections. Steroids are anti-inflammatory and will not cure the problem but can give you some pain relief if you are in a lot of pain. Steroids can also have lots of side effects so make sure you discuss this with your doctor prior to getting the injection. ...Read more
I have a bony exostosis above my canine tooth. It doesn't hurt but I can feel it, like a little pressure. Normal?
It is normal: The exostosis is a benign overgrowth of bone and no treatment is recommended. ...Read more
Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Release and excision of exostosis surgery recovery takes how long? Can you walk after? How much pain is there? Where's the cut?
There is not an area referred to as the Anterior Tarsal Tunnel.
These are questions you should speak with your surgeon about. ...Read more
My son is having his 1st tooth and sucks his bottom lip all the time, midnight also. What happen and will it affect the formation of dental exostosis?
No effect: This is probably shot term response to stimulus that should disappear once son's tooth erupts. Important that your child have his 1st dental examination within 6 months of eruption of his 1st tooth, but no later than his 1st birthday. Advise that he see a Pedodontist, a Pediatric dental specialist, for all the same reasons he sees a Pediatric medical specialist. ...Read more
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
Can metatarsal cuneiform joint exostosis go away and come back. The bump is on my little toe bone almost exactly between the toe and ankle?
Exostosis: Exostosis is a growth of bone also known as a bone spur. That does not go away usually on its own. Surgical intervention helps with that. The bump you described is hard to visualize but could be a cyst. Have it checked out by your podiatrist. ...Read more
Cyst like on top my left foot and diagnosed of protruding bone called Ganglion exostosis. Foot doctor said I need a surgery. Is this true?
We all need somthing: Sounds like you have an exostosis, which is nothing more than an outgrowth of bone, and a ganglion cyst. If the condition is causing pain, numbness or a problem with the functioning of your foot, then surgery is probably called for. If, however, you have a lump and no symptoms associated with it, then, you have the opportunity of holding off on the surgery for what I call a "wait see". ...Read more