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I am a 26 year old female with a large os acetabuli in my left

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I am a 26 year old female with a large os acetabuli in my left hip. I also have some tendonitis and bursitis in the mluteus medius, and bone marrow edema on the anterior acetabular rim near the os acetabuli. I am ready to get the bone peice removed and am wondering about the invasiveness of the surgery and recovery time. I have no labral tear.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Brims replied 3 years ago.

Dr Brims :

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Customer:

Hi. Do you know about treatment for this type of abnormality?

Dr Brims :

Yes, it involves surgery

Customer:

What about the recovery?

Dr Brims :

It is invasive, cutting through muscle

Dr Brims :

The recover is about 6 weeks

Dr Brims :

recovery

Customer:

Would I be on crutches that long? My problem is that I'm a PhD student and I work full-time as well. But I don't want to wait too long because the bone has almost doubled in size in the last 6 months. Is it going to keep growing at the same rate or faster?

Dr Brims :

You will be on crutches for approx 2 weeks, and the bone is likely to keep growing at the same rate

Customer:

I was also diagnosed with arthritis in both knees when I was 20 or so. I have already had 3 bone spurs removed from my left knee and 1 large one from my right knee. Is there anything you can think of that would cause me to produce all this extra bone and any way I can stop it from happening more in the future?

Dr Brims :

It could be a metabolic disorder, but you would need blood tests to determine that, ie. calcium and phospate, parathyroid hormone etc

Customer:

Is the bursitis and tendonitis shown on my MR arthrogram probably due to the ossicle? So will it most likely go away when I get the surgery?

Dr Brims :

Both of them could be due to the ossicle, which could cause irritation in your tendon and bursa

Dr Brims :

They would likely go away if that was the cause

Customer:

The longer I wait to have the surgery, do my chances of causing more damage (labral tear, more edema, bursitis) increase?

Dr Brims :

Yes, the chances will increase

Customer:

Do you think that swimming could iritate the bursitis and tenditis even more?

Dr Brims :

swimming is unlikely to irritate it further

Dr Brims :

If it causes pain and irritation now, it will likely continue

Customer:

Is there a good resource online to find a good surgeon? All I have been able to find is that they are orthopedic surgeons but I want to know who works with hops specifically, and preferrably that they do arthroscopic surgery in hips. How do I find that?

Dr Brims :

do you have a teaching hospital close to you?

Customer:

Yes I do

Dr Brims :

Which one?

Dr Brims :

Are you there?

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Hello?

Customer:

I'm in Columbia SC, so I have the Univeristy of South Carolina School of Medicine access

Customer:

I'm also close the MUSC, the medical university of south carolina

Dr Brims :

I see, then you may go to their orthopaedic department, they will be in the best position to help you, and the appropriate doctor will see you

Customer:

Ok, I think that's all the questions I have. I appreciate your time.

Dr Brims :

You're very welcome
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