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Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass" on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Excruciating pain in scapula, "mass"  on mri. Bone spur or bone cancer?

Sorry to hear: This. A scapula is a very odd bone for a primary tumor, and also odd for something traveled to that bone, but it does no get bone spurs. A "mass" needs to be biopsied. However, it is more likely to be from some other place: lung, breast (w), prostate (m)...My last scapular met came from a kidney primary. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

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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Tumor on pelvic hip bone. Had complete hip replacement. Where might this cancer have started?

Tumor on pelvic hip bone. Had complete hip replacement.  Where might this cancer have started?

Let me try to help: Pelvic bone tumor s are divided to primary tumors (started in the place we see them) or secondary move to the place we see them, many possibilities dose exists, check with your Doctor. The primary ones are not common and should be seen on the x-ray of the hips when they plan total hip replacements. ...Read more

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How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

How painful is bone graft surgery from your hip for dental implants?

Quite Painful : It is quite painful and can cause disturbances in your ability to walk for a while. It's also necessary to stay in the hospital for at least a day following surgery. The good thing is that it is almost never necessary any more. If you would like a referral, i know a brilliant implant surgeon in your city who can help you or at least do a second opinion. His consultations are free for implants! ...Read more

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Hip fracture and failed initial implant. Should I have reconstructive surgery?

Hip fracture and failed initial implant. Should I have reconstructive surgery?

Usually: If the implant failed, the fracture usually hasn't healed or has healed in malalignment. In these instances, if your gait is severely affected and pain is an issue, usually a surgery is recommended with a revision fixation or possible hip replacement. ...Read more

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LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?

LargeTumor and 3nodules in interior hip joint. Dr.did complete hip replacement. What are chances of tumor return in pelvic bone area?

Large tumor: The chances depend on what type of tumor it is. The pathology report will help determine if it is an aggressive type of tumor or a benign tumor. That will give a better idea of the chances of it returning. It is not however a guarantee that it may or may not return. ...Read more

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Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies. What happens in surgery ?

Having scoliosis surgery and fusion to thoracolumbar spine to pelvis and l5/s1 decompression with multilevel osteotomies.  What happens in surgery ?

Lumbar scoliosis: Simple. Incision made in back to visualize spine to be fused. Length of incision appropriate for fusion. The facet joints are removed and the bone prepared for fusion. At l5-s1, facet and disk removed, and spacer placed into disk along with bone graft. Multiple laminectomy and facet excisions (osteotomy) to make spine more flexible. Rods/screws placed to maintain correction. Bone graft placed. ...Read more

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Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Yes: Increases fusion rates which are already excellent, equivalent alternative is auto graft hip bone and six weeks in collar allograft donor bone with plate and limited post op immobilization has yielded excellent results for decades . benefits: no second surgical site and no immobilization can be achieved with cervical disc replacement as well sucess rate for relief if arm pain well documented ...Read more

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Can neurosurgeons perform spinal fusion surgery (arthrodesis) on lower back areas?

Can neurosurgeons perform spinal fusion surgery (arthrodesis) on lower back areas?

Sure: Depends on training look for a team or a fellowship trained spinal surgeon neuro or ortho1 year of additional spine training. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

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Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Does a nondisplaced anterior nasal bone fracture need surgery?

Not usually: Need to allow the swelling to go down and if that is the only issue , then surgery is not needed , but there could be cartilage damage in the nose area and that requires a physician exam to make a decision. ...Read more

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26 years ago, asis fracture.After recent pain recurrance MRI shows i need surgery to fix.Is it extensive surgery to fix?Is recovery long?

26 years ago, asis fracture.After recent pain recurrance MRI shows i need surgery to fix.Is it extensive surgery to fix?Is recovery long?

Depends: After years these avulsions r usually stable. If reconstruction is undertaken there a r many things 2 b considered. What's the distance it has 2 b moved, how large is the fragment they may encounter lots of scar & fibrous tissue & resection may increase the distance. How osteoporotic is the fragment, will it hold s screw/washer, will a circlage or tension band wire or will it cut out. Lot of ifs. ...Read more

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Can a vertibrae fusion and bone graft be done outpatient?

Can a vertibrae fusion and bone graft be done outpatient?

Some are: There are growing numbers of outpatient neck and back surgeries done outpatient. Fusion of cervical (neck) vertebra is becoming common. Fusion of the lower spine is still done with a night or so in the hospital. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally" surgery or cast? Why .

Ct scan"comminuted fracture is seen within right medial cuniform bone with sliglhty displaced cortical bony fragment laterally"
surgery or cast? Why .

Orthopedic consult: Displaced cuneiform fractures often require an open reduction and internal fixation with screws. This is due to tarsometarsal joint instability. Additional important considerations include - intra-articular vs extra-articular and plane of the fracture. Isolated cuneiform fractures are rare and more likely to happen in association with metatarsal injuries. You need to consult an orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more

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Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Doctor recommended back exercises after spinal fusion surgery and rod removal?

Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar spine. Core exercises like pilates/piyo/yoga are great (your flexibility will be limited, obviously). Aerobic exercises as tolerated and continue to progress as tolerated. ...Read more

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Can having bone removed from the hip for a bone graft cause arthritis?

Can having bone removed from the hip for a bone graft cause arthritis?

Not really : The bone harvested from the hip is not the area in which the joint resides. However discomfort can last for many months. ...Read more

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Pain from spine surgery years after 3 failed back surgeries. I also have spinal stenosis, spinal fusions, fibromyalgia, severe scar tissue, bad hip?

Stimulator may help: If you're still having pain after your 3 failed spine surgeries you could benefit from a spinal cord stimulator. I have seen many people helped tremendously by this implantable device. Find someone reputable and they may be able to help. ...Read more

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I recently had a surgery to repair my femur/pelvis bone and I had the surgery 12 days ago. my wound was closed with glue can I take a shower yet?

I recently had a surgery to repair my femur/pelvis bone and I had the surgery 12 days ago. my wound was closed with glue can I take a shower yet?

Ask surgeon: Please ask your surgeon or check your discharge instructions. Taking a shower can be challenging. If you did not get discharge instructions, call the hospital floor where you stayed and ask them why not? They may know the answer to your question. You need those instructions so you can follow them and get the best possible outcome from your surgery and prevent delays in healing or complications. ...Read more

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I have 4 pelvic fractures and it's been over 11 weeks and the bones are still not healed. No surgery. How long should it take?

I have 4 pelvic fractures and it's been over 11 weeks and the bones are still not healed. No surgery. How long should it take?

Multiple frx: Sorry to hear. Multiple fractures can take longer to heal than simple fractures. It also depends on age, past medical history and nutrition status. Generally a single fracture can take 3 months to a year to fully recover, this includes therapy and swelling time. However, from your age and fracture status, you may take longer than a simple fracture recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had bladder surgery as a child and have a large scar between my pelvic bones. Could this have caused blocked fallopian tubes? Ttc for 2 yrs.

I had bladder surgery as a child and have a large scar between my pelvic bones. Could this have caused blocked fallopian tubes? Ttc for 2 yrs.

Unlikely: Without knowing the particular type of problem or surgery that you had as a child, in general, it would be quite unusual for uncomplicated urological surgery to be associated with injury to and blockage of your fallopian tubes, especially on both sides. If this is a concern, and no testing has yet been done, consultation with a gynecologist or fertility specialist may be helpful. ...Read more

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4 mths post OB/GYN laparoscopic surgery. Incisions(pelvic bone) super itchy. Tried lotion, ice, heat. Is this normal? What else can be done?

4 mths post OB/GYN laparoscopic surgery. Incisions(pelvic bone) super itchy. Tried lotion, ice, heat. Is this normal? What else can be done?

Exam: Surgical incisions often itch as the skin is healing. If it appears to you there may be signs of infection then schedule a visit for an examination. Typically no treatment is needed if the incision is healing well and just itches. ...Read more

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Adhesions kidney, bladder surgeries years ago Now, bad pain left flank to pelvic bone. dizzy, fatigued. Can adhesions grow? Show up on CAT scan?

Adhesions kidney, bladder surgeries years ago Now, bad pain left flank to pelvic bone. dizzy, fatigued. Can adhesions grow?  Show up on CAT scan?

Adhesions: Adhesions do not grow. They are almost impossible to see on CT-Scan unless they are significantly large. Sometimes you can make out the locations because the bowel looks abnormal on special bowel exams. If you suspect adhesions then you must be evaluated fully - the risk if you leave it and it is adhesions is incomplete bowel obstruction that can cause complete obstruction. ...Read more

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When is dental bone surgery necessary?

When is dental bone surgery necessary?

When a defect exists: Bone grafting in dental surgery is necessary when a defect is present. This may be minor or extensive, depending on the reason the graft is needed. If needed for implant placement, it may involve sinus bone grafting, block grafting, or use of a membrane to hold the material in place. If not for implants, it may still help to keep the topography of the bone and gum tissue. ...Read more

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Does a laminectomy bone heal afyer surgery?

No: Laminectomy refers to a removal of the lamina, whic is the boney arch that makes up the dorsum of the spinal canal; it does not heal/grow back. ...Read more

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Will a woman need pelvic surgery if she has turner syndrome?

Will a woman need pelvic surgery if she has turner syndrome?

Why: The infertility that is part of adult patents with Turner syndrome is not a surgical problem. They have non-functional ovaries, but the rest of the equipment is normal. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for a spinal bone spur without any fusion?

Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more

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Facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, should I be concerned?

Facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, should I be concerned?

Depends: It really depends on what type of surgery you had and what type of facial bone damage you have. You should consult with your surgeon to see how things are related. ...Read more

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Looking for information on how quickly bone heals in a spinal surgery.

Looking for information on how quickly bone heals in a spinal surgery.

8-12 weeks: It varies somewhat based upon the nature of the surgery, but a bone fusion typically takes 8-12 weeks to "heal" after surgery. Check with your doctor about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery if I have a bone spur on the back of my tibia?

Depends: Indications for surgery include pain, uncontrolled bleeding, loss of nerve function and cosmestic desire to improve appearance. We report...You decide! ...Read more

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Can past cyctocele surgery cause pain in the groin and lower pelvic area?

Can past cyctocele surgery cause pain in the groin and lower pelvic area?

Mot likely: If the surgery was a while ago, it is unlikely to be causing problems now. If it was recent, then it may be related, especially if mesh was used. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to strengthen my metatarsal bone after surgery?>

Is there anything I can do to strengthen my metatarsal bone after surgery?>

Follow MD's guidance: Definitely discuss what is activities are safe or not for your particular surgery with your surgeon. In general, most healthy bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Eating healthy and doing your prescribed rehabilitation will help strengthen your healing bone after surgery. ...Read more

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When is surgery the appropriate therapy for people with bone complications?

When is surgery the appropriate therapy for people with bone complications?

Ask the surgeon: The timing of any surgery is up to the operating surgeon, primary care physcian; and the patient. ...Read more

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