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Laser Surgery For Bone Spurs
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
I have a bone spur in the hip region and have been treated with steriod shots. Could this be removed with laser surgery?
Possibly: See your doctor to discuss how to do this. ...Read more
My dad had prostrate cancer and had laser surgery to remove it . Now the doctors want to see if the cancer went to the bone marrow.. Is this normal practice?
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
What do you advise if I'm having surgery to remove bone spurs from my shoulder how long will the surgery last?
Shoulder surgery: Most shoulder surgery is approximately 2 hours. This includes setup time ...Read more
Bone spurs: That is quite a wide topic. Bone spurs range from small , but painful, spurs on toes that can be addressed via minimal incision surgery, to larger spurs like heel spurs and haglund's deformities that are more conventional in nature. Circulatory status determines surgery or conservative care. Seek the help of a podiatrist to guide you with what needs to be done. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need help docs! my 15 year old daughter has bone spurs she hurts all the time. What are other options besides surgery?
Need help docs: It is very rare for 15 Y.O. To have spurs, or to have pain all the time; are the spurs on the bottom or the back of the heels?Is she very over-weight? See a podiatrist if feet are involved or an orthopedist to figure out the best treatment. ...Read more
I have bone spurs in my shoulders. A friend advised magnetic therapy. Would you agree this is an option before surgery?
I had shoulder surgery done a little over a month ago, this was to scrape bone spurs and clean out the bursa. How long until i fully recover?
Structurally, there is only mild weakening of the deltoid insertion where the bone is removed. Rotator cuff, if not repaired should be ready to rehab right away.
I encourage my patients to start range of motion exercises as soon as the pain subsides (couple of days). I let them do whatever they are comfortable with after a couple of weeks. It generally takes 6-8 weeks for all the tenderness to end. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery on my left shouler bone spurs and cute tendon on the june 24th and today i was sitting on coach and my shoulder popped an has a burning?
Varies: Multiple potential causes, probably most common is you just broke up a little but if scar in that area. If it does not improve or is associated with new onset weakness in your arm I would let your surgeon know right away. ...Read more
Why is discectomy and fusion necessary when the problem is nerve root compression from bone spurs. Research says disc comp gen. resolves w/out surgery?
Depends on Diagnosis: For disc herniation disectomy shown give quicker leg pain relief no difference at two years sport trial. Fusion are recommended for spinal instability not generally a problem with a simple disc herniation really need to know what symptom you want to get treat and what the diagnosis is,generally stenosis can be accompanied with spondylolithesis a slip which does better as a decompression and fusion ...Read more
I had a work related injury last year in my shoulder had surgery to repair a small tear in the cuff and nasty bone spurs. And elbow surgery to clean?
Surgery: Sorry to hear about your issue. And your question is? ...Read more
Cerv spondy: Arthritis equates to bone spurs. In the absence of pinched nerve pain, no surgical treatment is necessary. Pt alone is likely sufficient. However, if you are asking about surgical options, depends on where nerve pinched. Options include foraminotomy posteriorly or anterior diskectomy and fusion. Both have merits and cons that should be discussed with your surgeon. Disk replacement not for spurs. ...Read more
I have bone spurs in my feet, spine, shoulder and hip. Is there any treatment other than surgery? What causes spurs?
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