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Doctor insights on: Torn Tendon And Sesamoid Bone Spur

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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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Can a partially torn infraspinatus tendon, 2 bone spurs, and an inflamed subdeltoid bursa be causing my daily headaches?

Can a partially torn infraspinatus tendon, 2 bone spurs, and an inflamed subdeltoid bursa be causing my daily headaches?

Possibly: Pain in the shoulder area can cause a person to guard the area using the neck muscles as a backup. This tension in the neck can contribute to a person to experience more frequent tension headaches. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur on top of the patella? I know it will have to be removed, but I am worried about the patella tendon. How is this surgery performed?

I have a bone spur on top of the patella? I know it will have to be removed, but I am worried about the patella tendon. How is this surgery performed?

Do not worry: A bone spur on top of the patella is a sign of chronic inflammation of the quadriceps tendon and may be seen in patients that sustain a quadriceps tendon rupture--most often men in their 40s and 50s. Most bone spurs rarely involve the joint and their presence alone does not warrant surgery. With physical activity, proper warm up and a cool down period that includes gentle stretching can help. ...Read more

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I have a bone spur under my achilles' tendon and have developed synovitis around up my achilles' tendon. Burns and hurts. Can you help?

I have a bone spur under my achilles' tendon and have developed synovitis around up my achilles' tendon. Burns and hurts. Can you help?

Ouch: First line of treatment is eccentric stretching of the achilles, anti-inflammatories, and modification of the heal counter of the shoe. If conservative treatment fails, then surgery is an option to remove the spur. ...Read more

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Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once

Would bone spurs hurt 24/7? I have either those or a tendon problem. front of ankle only hurts to lunge/jump and KILLS to tumble on if I try even once

Bone spurs: can be caused by abnormal stress or traction on tendons, so you could have a tendon problem that leads to a bone spur. See your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine specialist to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Had surgery to remove bone spur from elbow and repaired tricep tendon at insertion point of elbow. What is the recovery timeline?

Bone Spur: Recovery is based on the amount of work needed to repair your bone spur. Full recovery following surgery can take anywhere from one to six months. Most patients resume activities within several weeks. ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more