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No: They are actually opposite concepts. Pseudoarthrosis is result of creation of a movable joint; bridging stops movement of a joint that is normally movable. ...Read more
Hello, What specifically does dystrophic ossification posterior paraspinal soft tissues mean? Thank you!
Dystro calcificn: Hello~ this means that there is some unusual calcification in the paraspinal soft tissue ie; calcification in the soft tissue, that surrounds the inter-vertebral spinal facet joints, and it accompanies arthritis in these joints, and usually shows significant wear and tear, or post operative changes in the joints. It can be pain free too. Thanks ...Read more
Varies: It varies somewhat, but usually in the area of 4-6 months. A mature case of HO will have a well circumscribed ring of cortical appearing bone around it on X-ray. ...Read more
What's the treatment for small irregular Heterotopic Ossification that has broken off and is causing pain?
Location depends: The simple answer is to remove it. But the location depends on what the best therapy is, and if the symptoms are truly from the Hererotropic Ossification ...Read more
Yes, but rare:
Heterotopic ossification is bone formed in soft tissues from trauma -- from a bruise to an injection, to surgery of any kind. Bone forms in the healing cells that generally knit the soft tissues together -- SOFTLY! The hard bone formed can be painful, and is easily felt or seen on x-rays, as it contains calcium.
Please see your doctor about this. If it doesn't bother, no treatment needed! ...Read more
If heteropic ossification formed after surgery on lower back would it present as a large hard circular lump under the scar? Would FB test show?
9 year olds X-ray showed accessory ossification affecting distal fibula. Have put in a cast but also said could be partial evulsion - which is better?
Does not matter: The treatment would be the same for either problem or though the partial avulsion may heal faster. ...Read more
What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44 year old male (no glands involved).
I read on a doctor's blog about xrays that "only approximately 15% of old (nasal)fractures heal by ossification." How do most nasal fractures heal then
Scar Tissus: Fibrous scar tissue like a skin laceration ...Read more
Heterotopic: Ossif can occur from muscle or joint periarticular swelling or inflammation. Speak to your surgeon about whether medications or radiation may be indicated to reduce or limit its effects. Much depends upon the extent, the depth and the regions involved i.e. which muscle planes are affected, how that influences motion, how far away or close to the joint. Gentle therapy and ROM can help ...Read more
Pain meds for a failed MFx (extremely painful ossification unde patella and trochlea): neither codeine nor oxycontin helped. How about ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen)? Or?
Childs ankle - accessory ossification affecting the distal fibula but given swelling could be partial evulsion superimposed on accessory? Fracture?
See doctor: Depending on your child's age a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon or orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist would be good options. Without any specific trauma it's unlikely to be a "fracture." it is possible for accessory ossification centers to become symptommatic. ...Read more
I've had facial implants from rib cartilage, will moderate alcohol consumption (1-2 glasses of wine a night) interfere with ossification of the implan?
Depends: This can depend on the time out from surgery. There is some evidence that NSAIDs like advil (ibuprofen) and alive can help, and some believe early use of Ultrasound therapy can help. If it is preventing your movement and is one yr out from surgery you may want to consider consulting with the surgeon to see if surgery to remove some of the ossification is of use. ...Read more
My physical therapist told me that heterotopic ossification post hip surgery can resolve with therapy. Is this true?
Maybe but not likely:
Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/11884494
This article explains HO nicely. There are some treatments but they take time and are not likely to work. I am not an expert on this. You can search for similar articles lie the one above on Google Scholar. ...Read more
Surgery-labral repair 1.5yr ago. Ongoing hip/groin pain/decreased ROM. New CT=ossification of iliopsoas tendon. Will treatment/surgery be needed?
Maybe: Only an Orthopedic doctor who evaluates your entire case can advise you ...Read more
Surgery-labral repair/FAI 1.5yr ago. Ongoing groin/hip pain/decreased ROM. New CT-ossification iliopsoas tendon. Is there treatment/surgery needed?
See ORS: See your surgeon who repaired your labrum. Femoralacetabular impingement of the hip is either 'pincer' or'cam'. Both of these types can progress despite your labral repair. The C T findings are most likely not the cause of your continued pain. A second opinion from an ORS experienced in arthroscopic hip surgery is a good idea. Best of Luck! ...Read more