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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. John Michalski
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. David Tobin
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Dr. Richard Perlman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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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Dr. Scott Keith
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Will i need to get ingrown toenail surgery if my toe hurts when i put pressure on it but there is no redness/pressure/pus?

Will i need to get ingrown toenail surgery if my toe hurts when i put pressure on it but there is no redness/pressure/pus?

Look at the toe bone: There are other reasons for a toe to hurt other than an ingrown toenail, especially when there are no clinical signs of it being ingrown. An exostosis or bone spur is sometimes present on the distal phalanx. Known as a subungual exostosis, It can cause toe pain when pressure is applied to the toe. Recommend you see a foot specialist to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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Dr. Dinh Bui
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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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