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Hi and thanks for the query.
There is no relationship or evidence to suggest that Diastematomyelia is related directly to the formation of bony spurs in the knee. Bony spurs can form in any individual, usually arthritis of the knee, weak muscles of the thigh, overuse of the knee joint such as climbing stairs, hiking etc., can predispose to formation of bony spurs.
The bony spur can be alleviated once the cause has been found, if it is related to uneven pressure due to weak muscles, then strenghtening exercises along with cortisone shots in the knee can help alleviate the pain and cause resorption of the spur, in most cases, conservative treatment can help but in a few, arthroscopy (minimal access surgery) needs to be done to shave the spur off.
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