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large osteochondroma. what is standard protocol?

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I am a 51 y/o female. I have had hip pain for two years and had a hip xray that revealed a large osteochondroma. I am scheduled for an MRI and will see an ortho surgeon as well. It is located on the illiac bone. I know I will most likely have surgery to remove it. What do you think will be the down time and what is standard protocol following, radiation? Would appreciate any info!!


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replied February 14th, 2011
Bone Cancer Answer A19592
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum

Osteochondroma is a developmental abnormality of the bone and occurs when part of growth plate forms an outgrowth on surface of bone.Treatment is usually surgery and is complete excision.The prognosis depends on the size,location,shape,its extent,age and overall health of the patient.
Generally the surgery is favourable and once the wound is healed follow up and radiation is on need basis.

Take Care!


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