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Patella Bone Spur
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 on top of the patella? I know it will have to be removed, but I am worried about the patella tendon. How is this surgery performed?
Do not worry:
A bone spur on top of the patella is a sign of chronic inflammation of the quadriceps tendon and may be seen in patients that sustain a quadriceps tendon rupture--most often men in their 40s and 50s. Most bone spurs rarely involve the joint and their presence alone does not warrant surgery.
With physical activity, proper warm up and a cool down period that includes gentle stretching can help. ...Read more
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.
Would I be considered partially handicaped? I have plates, screw in my leg near my ankle, but need my ankle fused because the joint is bone to bone with bone spurs by the heal, haven't had it done because they told me I would have a permenant limp, becaus
Could cord compression at c6 c7 by bone spurs cause pain/weakness and feeling of ice water in the shoulder and arm and pain/spasms in the leg?
C6-7 compression: Yes certainly it could.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ct scan shows mild right side l5/s1 arthropathy with a bone spur. It pops while raising left leg. Why is this?
Not correct: Right l5s1 arthropathy doesn't cause popping, which emanates fr. Subluxing same sided scroiliac joint (sij), which does "pop". Reason right sij pops is inherently loose ligaments, which allow counternutation of right sij when stable contralateral hemi-pelvis, w. Non-mobile sij, torques en block; from a moment of force imposed upon the left hemi-pelvis by an elevated ; extended left leg. ...Read more
I was fused L3-S1 12/14. I am 29. Only bone growth on ct scan was bone spur @ S1/S2. Is this significant? Could it be causing pain back leg & ankle?
Nerve disorders: Any kind of nerve impingement/encroachment by bones or arthritic changes around the Lumbo-Sacral nerve plexus (Lower Lumbar spine and Sacrum) might cause pain down into the legs, ankles and feet. You can have your nerves tested through and EMG/NCV study by a neurologist. A Podiatrist or your primary care physician can refer you to a physician to have these tests performed. ...Read more
Is there usually a period of non-weight bearing after ankle arthroscopy if bone spurs are removed from leg bones? No-microfracture of talus.
As comfort dictates: There is no specific reason that you can not put weight after arthroscopic spur removal. Weight bearing a tolerated usually is your status. Keep the ankle elevated higher than your heart for first few days to decrease swelling. It will hurt to walk on it initially so walkonit if you like to suffer, . As usual it is best to follow the protocol of your surgeon who did it, theyknow the situation best. ...Read more
When raising left leg hurts on right side around l5/s1 could this be the mild facet joint arthropathy that showed up on CT scan with bone spur? Just 22
If you don't have: Pain I would not be concerned, if you have pain you should have it evaluated and find out your treatment options. A xray is usually sufficient to analyze whether or not a spur is present. ...Read more
Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs (planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
I've been hesitant to answer your question because it's simply too vague. Please repost your question, but indicate where these spurs are. Do they hurt, and if so, is it dependent on walking, shoes, weather, etc.? How long have you been in pain or had these spurs? Have you done anything to try to help your pain, and if so, what? And finally, how is the general state of your health, what is your age, gender and weight?
I know I'm asking you far more questions than you asked, but it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer, which I would honestly like to do, without knowing more details. The greater the detail, the more meaningful the answer.
Thanks! ...Read more
No: The main reason to remove a bone spur from the hip would be if it was causing pain or a limp and if you have failed non operative management options. If this is not the case, it does not necessarily have to be removed. ...Read more
Read on: Bone spurs are the end result of calcification of the tendon inserting onto the bone over time the bone 'grows' along the plane of the tendon. Therefore, once it is formed it can't be cured by exercises. However, exercise can help to maintain range of motion in the local area of the body. ...Read more
Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more
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