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What is labral ossification?

What is labral ossification?

Calcium deposit: Hip joint socket has a circular cartilage around called labrum which acts like a gasket to the joint, helps to lubricate the joint, in certain degenerative conditions calcium get deposited called ' labral ossification '. ...Read more

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Can anterior bridging ossification be mistaken for pseudoarthrosis?

Can anterior bridging ossification be mistaken for pseudoarthrosis?

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

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Hello, What specifically does dystrophic ossification posterior paraspinal soft tissues mean? Thank you!

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

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Does anyone know how long it takes for Heterotopic ossification bone to fully mature?

Does anyone know how long it takes for Heterotopic ossification bone to fully mature?

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

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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

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Can heteropic ossification happen after surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator fitted?

Can heteropic ossification happen after surgery to have a spinal cord stimulator fitted?

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

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What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44 year old male (no glands involved).

What conditions could cause calcification/ossification of the thyroid, cricoid and tracheal cartilages in a 44 year old male (no glands involved).

Inflammation: Calcifications of the thyroid typically coincide with nodules and occur because of inflammation or cancer. You should see a specialist, like an endocrinologist, to better determine the cause. ...Read more

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Heterotopic ossification developed post hip arthroscopy. Thigh sore. Concern?

Heterotopic ossification developed post hip arthroscopy. Thigh sore. Concern?

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

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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?

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?

Possibly: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is a reasonable option but for most patients is weaker than codeine and oxycontin. Other options would be hydrocodone and morphine. An injection directly into the knee may also help, and if all else fails you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Childs ankle - accessory ossification affecting the distal fibula but given swelling could be partial evulsion superimposed on accessory? Fracture?

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

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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?

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?

Should not effect it: To the best of my knowledge, alcohol consumption should not interfere with ossification unless it is marked intake. However, while it is possible for rib cartilage grafts to calcify, cartilage is placed (as opposed to bone grafts) in order to avoid ossification. ...Read more

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What can I do about myositis ossifican?

What can I do about myositis ossifican?

Need medical attenti: Myositis ossificans is treated with physical therapy, the use of non steroidal anti inflammatories, injections and in severe cases surgery. It is important for a sports medicine physician to direct your care. ...Read more

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What treatment for heterotopic ossification post hip surgery?

What treatment for heterotopic ossification post hip surgery?

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

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My physical therapist told me that heterotopic ossification post hip surgery can resolve with therapy. Is this true?

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

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Surgery-labral repair/FAI 1.5yr ago. Ongoing groin/hip pain/decreased ROM. New CT-ossification iliopsoas tendon. Is there treatment/surgery needed?

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