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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?
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 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?
6-8 weeks: 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?
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?
Can anything be done for bone spurs on the knee cap? I have a large one on my L knee where I had a tendon release surgery done 7 yrs ago.
I have a had a cervical spinal fusion at c5-c6 now the disc above it is protruding & there is bone spurs going to the plate will i need surgery again?
Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?
I have osteoarthritis and bone spurs in my cervical spine and bulging discs in c-3 through c-6. Will this require surgery to fix?
Depends: The finding you listed are very common. Mris are very sensitive and pick up many abnormalities. Just remember that we treat patients, not mris. The main question is symptoms. The main indication for surgery on the neck is weakness or neurologic deficit. Pain is not the best indication for surgery and this may lead to dissatisfaction with the surgical outcomes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone spurs on big toe. Other than surgery, is their a way to dissolve them or alternative treatment? Pain when i fully bend, or wear high heels.
10 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed. And i still have pain and swelling. Is this normal?
Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired
Hard to tell: Agree with dr. Wood in part regarding color change. Probably worth examining. Would want more details on the "small tear" that wasn't repaired. If full thickness i would advise repair especially with continued pain. Stiffness may be just inhibition from the pain. Seek out a shoulder specialist this go round. There is a difference in skill set amongst surgeons so be careful next go round. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery on my right foot 9 weeks ago for bone spurs. Suspect nerve impingent, pain to left of scar. Started PT, now have bruising by big toe?
If you had surgery: i would recommend that you see your surgeon in follow up ...Read more
I am 14 weeks post-op left Achilles tendon surgery. I had tendonitis and heel bone spurs removed and reattachment. And i still have pain and swelling?
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