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If you have osteoarthritis and a bone spur should you have surgery?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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You don't mention where this is at; bone spurs can occur anywhere.
It is difficult to answer this question without more information.

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You don't mention where this is at; bone spurs can occur anywhere.
It is difficult to answer this question without more information.
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Typically no

If the bone spur is compressing a nerve in the neck or back or limits shoulder motion for example the answer could be yes.
However bone spur removal is not usually a good answer, since they can returns even after being removed. A better answer to your question could be given if we knew where the bone spur is located.

In brief: Typically no

If the bone spur is compressing a nerve in the neck or back or limits shoulder motion for example the answer could be yes.
However bone spur removal is not usually a good answer, since they can returns even after being removed. A better answer to your question could be given if we knew where the bone spur is located.
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