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Surgery Bone Spur
I'm 7 weeks post hallux rigidus surgery/bone spur removal. Having a lot of burning on top of foot along with tightness and deep redness especially at ?
Possible nerve issue: If you have had this feeling since the surgery sometimes the nerves in the skin are irritated. If it is new it could indicate infection or scar adhesions. If the redness is spreading out from your incision you should follow up with the surgeon as you may need antibiotics. If the scar is tight and skin is immobile you can do circular massage or use scar creams. ...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
Why does my right hand middle finger go numb with a bruise line on the underside? Could it be related to previous shoulder surgery (bone spur and inflammation removed)?
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm having surgery to remove bone spurs from my shoulder how long will the surgery last?
Shoulder surgery: Most shoulder surgery is approximately 2 hours. This includes setup time ...Read more
Depends: Treatment is directed at what is the cause of the spur. Is it biomechanical: orthotics would be helpful. Is it due to a tight shoe: change shoes. Is it due to a deformity of some kind. Then this should be addressed. Palliative treatment, including injections can be done. Surgery to remove spur can be performed if indicated. ...Read more
Cerv spondy: Arthritis equates to bone spurs. In the absence of pinched nerve pain, no surgical treatment is necessary. Pt alone is likely sufficient. However, if you are asking about surgical options, depends on where nerve pinched. Options include foraminotomy posteriorly or anterior diskectomy and fusion. Both have merits and cons that should be discussed with your surgeon. Disk replacement not for spurs. ...Read more
Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?
Elbow flexion stuck at 110 degrees 12 weeks post arthroscopic surgery. Procedure removed bone spur loose bodies. What to do?
Yes: But if the spur come from damaged joint the joint have to be fused otherwise the spur may come back again. ...Read more
It depends...: Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more
Depends: Everyone is different and every case is different. In general after a spine procedure, patients are walking around right away and most of the recovery happens in the first 6 weeks. However improvement can continue for months. ...Read more
Where is it???: I know it seems like an obvious question, but depending on exactly where the spur is at, there can be a number of possible answers. Sorry! ...Read more
I am in a lot of pain after rotator cuff surgery and a shaved bone spur.It's been 3 weeks when does the pain start to get better?
Highly variable: Usually 2-6 weeks, but will take many months to fully recover. ...Read more
During surgery to remove a bone spur is it normal for the dr. to pull muscle back and split the tendon to get to the bone spur?
Yes: need access to spur. might have to split muscle or tendon tissue to get access ...Read more
I have fluid on my elbow. It has been there a couple months. I had rotator cuff and bone spur surgery on same arm one year ago. Are these related?
Prob.not: Rotator cuff repair/decompression surgery from a year ago would not cause 'fluid on the elbow'.Sounds like you have the common olecranon bursitis caused by bumping the back of your elbow, resting it on table tops, etc. Or previous elbow surgery.See your pcp if it becomes painful or inflamed/draining fluid.Good luck! ...Read more
It would depend on : Wy the numbness is present. If nerves are entrapped for example versus if they are cut , there is a difference in treatment approach. I would first recommend injection therapy. ...Read more
In a surgery to remove a bone spur will the patient be receiving a nerve block. Doctor will have to cut through a ligament.
I'm getting surgery to remove a bone spur from underneath my big toe nail im wondering if I'm going to need a boot or crutches after the operation ?
For hallux rigidus, one surgeon said joint replacement, & one, fusion. I'm still mobile & want the less risky bone spur surgery. What do you advise?
About to have Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Severe Arthritis, several bone spurs, cysts. How much pain can I expect after, approx recovery time?
Depends: it is hard to say exactly because I am unsure why you are having the procedure exactly. there is literature to support arthroscopic debridement for shoulder arthrits and the results happened to be fairly promising with relatively quick recovery. however if you need a rotator cuff repair, for example, that may require prolonged recovery and immobilization ...Read more