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What is the treatment for a subungual exostosis on my ring finger?

What is the treatment for a subungual exostosis on my ring finger?

Bony outgrowth: A subungal exostosis is a relatively rare benign outgrowth of the distal phalynx and may be found under the nail. Surgery is the usual form of treatment. Consult a podiatrist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is subungual exostosis?

What is subungual exostosis?

Bone under tongue: Bone the erupts from the base of the jaw can grow ubwards abd be palpable undet the tounge. ...Read more

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Could anybody get subungual exostosis?

Yes, anyone Can.: Anyone can get this condition, where a bony outgrowth grows under a nail, causing acute pain. ...Read more

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I have buccal exostosis. Should i get surgery?

I have buccal exostosis. Should i get surgery?

Most likely not: Buccal exostosis are a bone mass growth on the outer part of the gum. At first they may seem like a tooth growing out of place. These can happen on the lower or upper parts of the mouth. These bone growths are not malignant and can be removed with surgery. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of a haglunds deformity (exostosis) surgery?

What is the mortality rate of a haglunds deformity (exostosis) surgery?

Minimal: Check for other pre-existing conditions, cardiac and pulmonary status, overall health, history of clots, etc. ...Read more

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How long till subungal exostosis heals?

May need treatment: A subungual exostosis is a benign bony/cartilage prominence that develops under the nail, usually from pressure. If it is large enough or troublesome enough, then surgery may be the best way for it to "heal.". ...Read more

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Is palate surgery common for middle aged people?

Is palate surgery common for middle aged people?

No: Only when removing the palatal tori to fabricate a more comfortable denture by allowing more space for the tongue. The incidence are rare though. ...Read more

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What is meant by calcaneal exostosis? How we can cure it? What precautions should be taken?

What is meant by calcaneal exostosis? How we can cure it? What precautions should be taken?

Heel spur: Calcaneal exostosis is a bone spur on the heel bone. These can occur either on the bottom of the heel where it is very often associated with plantar fasciitis , or on the back of the heel where it is often associated with achilles tendinitis. Removing them requires surgery but about 90% of the time the associated pain or inflammation can be successfully treated without surgery. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for exostosis (surfer's ear)?

What is the procedure like for exostosis (surfer's ear)?

Ear Roto-rooter: Surfer's ear results in hearing loss as the bony growth closes the ear canal down for business. In order to restore hearing, surgery is required in the form of canaloplasty, a painful orgy of power tools within your head requiring an average two-month recovery. Shunning doctor's orders of a high and dry healing process is ill-advised and could land you back in surgery! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of exostosis in my gums?

How do I get rid of exostosis in my gums?

Surgery: Removal of exostosis usually done as a preprosthetic surgery to prepare the mouth for better functional partial denture or complete denture. It is a simple surgery since there is no danger to possible nerve damage. A full flap is raised, bone can be chisel or grind away, flap suture with complete closure. Healing expected without pain within 1 week. ...Read more

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