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3 Ways to Remove Bone Spurs

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3 Ways to Remove Bone Spurs
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If your bone spurs are causing you excessive pain or other problems, you can have them removed. The most common method is open surgery in which your doctor makes an incision and then pulls back skin and muscle tissue to expose the spurs. He then chisel them down to your main bone. The duration of the procedure will be influenced by the size and number of bone spurs, but it usually doesn't take long to accomplish.

If your bone spurs are causing you excessive pain or other problems, you can have them removed. The most common method is open surgery in which your doctor makes an incision and then pulls back skin and muscle tissue to expose the spurs. He then chisel them down to your main bone. The duration of the procedure will be influenced by the size and number of bone spurs, but it usually doesn't take long to accomplish.

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