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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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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 is subungual exostosis?

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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What can I do for exostosis just below my knee?

What can I do for exostosis just below my knee?

Possible removal: If causing symptoms it can be removed, however underlying bone may need to be protected from fracture until healing after removal. ...Read more

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What happens if i remove exostosis from my gums?

What happens if i remove exostosis from my gums?

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

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What is meant by calcaneal exostosis? How we can cure it? What precautions should be taken?

What is meant by calcaneal exostosis? How we can cure it? What precautions should be taken?

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