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Growth Of Bone After Surgery
Just as a bunıon can be removed through through surgery could the bone growth on my mıddle fınger be removed too?
Probably: Have it evaluated by a hand surgeon to determine what it is and the best treatment for it. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
I had orif surgery on my clavical 6 weeks ago, the break still has a gap in it with no bone growth. Is this normal and could it mean further surgery?
Puzzle: Clavicle normally not operated on. Gaps make it much less likely to heal. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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
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
15 yrs old athlete male 185cm - 17 yrs bone age. About to have ACL reconstruction surjery. Is there a risk of asymmetric growth after to surjery?
ACL Reconstruction: There should be no further asymmetry after the age of 17. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Possibly: Ask the surgeon. The bone may need to be sent for testing. ...Read more
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
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