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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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Years ago, i broke my foot very badly in center saddle. I gottwo surgeries done with pins taken out. Now, I have a hard lump in the center top and my bones seem raised. Whatshould i do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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