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Can a saddle bone deformity cause neuropathic sounding ankle pain?

Can a saddle bone deformity cause neuropathic sounding ankle pain?

NO: There is no connection. The Saddle deformity is an exostosis (bony outgrowth) of the FOOT bones. The ankle is not involved! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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About how much does the surgery to correct saddle bone deformity in a foot cost? Is the procedure relatively safe?

About how much does the surgery to correct saddle bone deformity in a foot cost? Is the procedure relatively safe?

A lot: If elective procedure (due to a medical reason), correction of deformity to the top of your foot would cost thousands of dollars. If for cosmetic reasons, even more. The costs include hospital fees, nursing staff, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, administration fees, equipment usage, supplies, etc. ...Read more

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Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Saddle bone foot break 15 yr ago. Now too center of foot hard sharp bump and bones seem raised on right side center. No pain just looks deformed?

Healing: A raised bony callus generally forms when bones are healing. However, if you do have a concern about something being abnormal i would ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

What are treatment options for saddle bone deformity on foot? Other than surgery

Oui ou Non.: Treatment, to some extent , is based on whether or not the deformity is symptomatic or not. If the enlargement does not cause any discomfort, then shoes with padded tongues or sandals may work just fine. Realistically, it comes down to having it fixed or wearing accommodating shoes. ...Read more

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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read more

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Which bone is broken most?

Which bone is broken most?

Commonest fracture: In the United States in persons under the age of 75 years the most frequent fracture is a colles fracture (just above the wrist). Over the age of 75 the most frequent fracture is a fracture of the hip bone. ...Read more

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Can deformed bone be cured?

Depends : [profile indicates possible rheumatoid deformity of hands]. If you have this condition a cure may not be available. But our hand and plastic surgeons do an amazing job in getting the hands looking as close to normal as possible; not just cosmetics, but actual gain in function. Need to be on better meds than Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200 & mtx 7.5 to slow down further damage. ...Read more

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Can lysteria get in the bone?

Can lysteria get in the bone?

Unusual, but yes: Listeria usually is opportunistic pathogen causing meningitis (infxn of membranes covering the brain) or bacteremia (infxn in bloodstream), but there have been reports of rare cases of listeria osteomyelitis (bone infxn). Treatment is very difficult when infxn is in this location. ...Read more