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Can you get bone spur on top of patella?

Can you get bone spur on top of patella?

Bone spur: Yes you can get a bone spur on top of patella. It can be c onfirmed with a xray. ...Read more

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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


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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?

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

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In a sunrise view X-ray how can you tell if there is patellar tilt? And can you see bone spurs

In a sunrise view X-ray how can you tell if there is patellar tilt? And can you see bone spurs

Patellar: Tracking disorders are best imaged with dynamic MRI though I suppose marked tilt could be seen. Medial and lateral patellar facet joint narrowing and spur formation are not uncommon in relatively advanced osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Pain is the issue.: I assume you are having pain in the front of your knee that wasn't resolved with a procedure, perhaps, a lateral release, If this is the case, some patients require a more complicated procedure assuming you have failed a course of physical therapy. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows mild right side l5/s1 arthropathy with a bone spur. It pops while raising left leg. Why is this?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

Maybe: You may have symptoms of a lumbar radiculopathy. I would suggest a MRI of the lumbar spine and a consultation with a spine specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur?

What is a bone spur?

Bone spur: A bone spur or "osteophyte" is a reaction of the bone to grow in response to an abnormal mechanical stress. Most of the time this is seen around joints and are one of the responses to osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bone spur?

What exactly is a bone spur?

A bone prominence: Bone spurs can occur anywhere and when not associated with arthritis are usually painless. Sometimes they can cause irritation of a tendon or ligame leading to pain. ...Read more

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What are some signs of bone spurs?

What are some signs of bone spurs?

Visible prominences.: Bone spurs around a joint may show a visible bump and have less motion. A heel spur us only visible on an x-ray but really isn't very important. ...Read more

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What are bone spurs and how are they treated?

Sharp protrusion: Of bone that sticks out caused by excessive tension from tendon ot=r ligament attachment or abnormal pressure at area. ...Read more

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What are the best methods to treating bone spurs?

What are the best methods to treating bone spurs?

Eliminate cause: Whether due to increased tenion orexcessive pressure on area. Sometimes but not always surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a bone spur, and if so, should I be concerned?

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

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

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

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How can I get bone spurs out of gums?

Bone spurs: See a dentist to have them removed and filed ...Read more

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Bone spurs in feet what could be done

Bone spurs in feet what could be done

I've: 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

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Do u have to remove a bone spur on hip?

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

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...Read more

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What is a bone spur near your hip mean?

Possible arthritis: Without seeing an xray, possibly this is indicative of early degenerative joint disease/arthritis. ...Read more

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What exercises cure bone spurs in my neck?

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

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Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

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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Want to get rid of these bone spurs? Options?

Excision: Typically, the only way to remove a bone spur would be with surgery. ...Read more

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How are bone spurs and osteoarthritis different?

Osteoarthritis: Bone spurs are part of most types of arthritis as the joint surfaces enlarge to decrease the pressure per unit area when degeneration sets in. Some forms of arthritis cause erosions, but spurs are typically always part of the form of arthritis we call osteoarthritis. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more


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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more