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Doctor insights on: Growth Of Bone After Surgery

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Bone (Definition)

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


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After a fusion surgery, how does bone growth know how far to go before stopping? Like, how does it know to not leave the previous disc space?

After a fusion surgery, how does bone growth know how far to go before stopping? Like, how does it know to not leave the previous disc space?

Fusion surgery: The bone that is used for the fusion is not placed in the disc space rather along the outside of area of the spine so the disc space is not affect. When using the patient's own bone there is rarely a problem with the bone overgrowing into other spaces. ...Read more

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If I go ahead with this surgery to remove the bone re-growth on the third metatarsal, is there any guarantee it won't re-grow again?

If I go ahead with this surgery to remove the bone re-growth on the third metatarsal, is there any guarantee it won't re-grow again?

Never a guarantee: If the bone re-growth is causing pain and interfering with normal function, then you should go ahead. However, with your history of an inflammatory arthritis like psoriatic arthritis, there is no guarantee that a re-growth can be avoided. ...Read more

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I have had surgery on neck with fusion on c4-6 and now I have denderative artihis and my c2-3 are mildly chanaging will bone growth cell device help so I won't have to go back and fuse them soon?

Probably not: Bone growth stimulator will aid in forming new bone to allow fusion to occur after surgery. It will not work at another level and act on a degenerative joint in the side. ...Read more

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Can Mohs surgery in sternum area, cause what feels like intermittent bone pain in sternum 5 years later? The growth was the size of a 50 cent coin.

Can Mohs surgery in sternum area, cause what feels like intermittent bone pain in sternum 5 years later? The growth was the size of a 50 cent coin.

Not the Surgery: You need medical evaluation to rule out a number of possibilities. Expect a Chest X-Ray, possibly a CT of your chest, EKG, other Cardiac testing and lab work. ...Read more

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After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?

After bunion surgery, my bone fused with pseudo bone. Now there is a bone spur, or growth on top of that joint. What can be done?

Depends: Discuss with your operating surgeon about any questions you have regarding surgical outcomes and possible necessary steps to address this issue. ...Read more

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After DRESS syndrome felt due to a spinal orthopedic implant, the implant was removed but the patient developed body aches, electrical sensation.....?

After DRESS syndrome felt due to a spinal orthopedic implant, the implant was removed but the patient developed body aches, electrical sensation.....?

Cobalt Chrome Allergy: This is a difficult situation as removal of the implants does not mean that all of the cobalt has been removed. I am aware of two types of facet replacement and both utilize metal on metal technology that will result in metal and ionic debris that can still persist after the implants have been removed. Given the severity of your symptoms, small amounts of retained cobalt in scar tissue around the implants is likely the source of continued symptoms and there are no reliable methods to eradicate any remaining metal deposits.

The lateral thigh symptoms are consistent with compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerves and the most common cause is from positioning during lumbar surgery in the prone position. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery to realign bone fragments?

What kind of surgery to realign bone fragments?

Fracture surgery: This is usually surgery performed by orthopedists to attempt to correct bony deformaties caused by fractures. Often fragments are held together by screws, plates and adhesives. ...Read more

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How long will it take after tori bone surgery to heal?

How long will it take after tori bone surgery to heal?

Depends: Recovery from oral tori surgery depends on how extensive the surgery is - a few areas or many? Also it depends on you capacity to heal. You can expect it to take weeks for initial recovery and then months for the bone to heal. Consult an oral surgeon for further details. Good luck. ...Read more

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Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Without surgery, how are bone spurs treated?

Depend on cause: If due to excessive tension on tendon or ligament inserting into bone, this must be eliminated. Stop excessive pressure on particular bone involved. ...Read more

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Could having surgery on your talus bone hurt?

Could having surgery on your talus bone hurt?

Surgery: Can hurt no matter what the procedure or bone to be operated on is. ...Read more

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What kinds of bone plates used in cranio-facial surgery?

What kinds of bone plates used in cranio-facial surgery?

Usually titanium: Plates and screws used in craniofacial surgery are usually titanium. Some are stainless steel or cobalt-chromium. There are also resorbable (absorbed by the body over time) non-metal plates and screws. ...Read more

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When is dental bone surgery necessary?

When is dental bone surgery necessary?

When a defect exists: Bone grafting in dental surgery is necessary when a defect is present. This may be minor or extensive, depending on the reason the graft is needed. If needed for implant placement, it may involve sinus bone grafting, block grafting, or use of a membrane to hold the material in place. If not for implants, it may still help to keep the topography of the bone and gum tissue. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs?

What kind of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs?

Depends: Treatment is directed at what is the cause of the spur. Is it biomechanical: orthotics would be helpful. Is it due to a tight shoe: change shoes. Is it due to a deformity of some kind. Then this should be addressed. Palliative treatment, including injections can be done. Surgery to remove spur can be performed if indicated. ...Read more

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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

More Information: You don't mention where this is at; bone spurs can occur anywhere. It is difficult to answer this question without more information. ...Read more

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Are there risks high for the ear bone reconstruction surgery?

Not really: Biggest risk is surgery doesn't help your hearing. In experienced hands, the surgery is fairly safe. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a bone spur go away without surgery?

No: Generally the symptoms get better however. Usually doesn't need surgery. ...Read more

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What occurs during a bone fusion surgery?

What occurs during a bone fusion surgery?

Fusion (Arthrodesis): The technical term for fusion is arthrodesis. It's commonly used in the spine and joints like hip, knee and ankle. When joints become arthritic and lack cartilage, it's very painful to have bone rubbing on bone as 2 independent surfaces. Fusion attempts to bridge the two surfaces by using bone graft and other biomaterials. Once the surfaces heal together, there's no motion and this reduces pain. ...Read more

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How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

How bad is bone lengthening surgery for you?

Bad: Terriblle idea for cosmetic reasons only indications huge length discrepancies or some dwarfisms 100%complicat rate pintract infections scarring pain significant. Ilizarov develoed thes techniquics to salvage severly injured limbs in stead of amputation. ...Read more

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Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

Can smoking really make a bone surgery fail?

Yes: Smoking causes the blood vessels to constrict causing less oxygen flow to the areas of the body that need the oxygen for healing after a surgery. ...Read more

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What is the bone spur surgery recovery time.?

It depends where in: The body the spur is that is being removed. ...Read more

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Why would doctors use titanium in bone surgery?

Surgeon preference: This may be an implant style preference of this may be a selection made on the basis of a known allergy that the patient has to other surgical implant options. ...Read more

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Does the bone heal back after a laminaectomy surgery.

Does the bone heal back after a laminaectomy surgery.

No: They remove the lamina. After several years, it can appear on MRI that the resected Bone has grown back, but by CT we always see a defect ...Read more

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Why do some bone spurs return after surgery to remove them?

No short ans.: Bone spurs occur as a result of progressive remodeling, usually in response to increased physiologic stress on the bone as a result of cartilage loss (arthritis). Removing them does not change the physiology of the arthritic joint, thus they tend to recur. ...Read more

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What type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery?

What type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery?

Various: There are many metal types used. Most are alloys and are not one metal. Some plates are stainless steel. Some are titanium. Most nails or rods are made of titanium. Joint replacements are made of many different alloys and there are too many to list here. Most common is cobalt chrome. ...Read more