Originally Posted by Xzel
Hi everyone. I'm a 15 year old male that has been diagnosed with osteochondroma for a while now. Since I was 13. I am almost 16 so its been 3 years. I have been to many MRI scans and x-rays. The last specialist that I went to said that it will go away in about a year or 2. Yet it hasn't gone away it has grown... Today I went to another orthopedic specialist and he recommended me to another mri and x-ray. I got my x-ray done and am waiting for Mri appointment. He said that after he takes a look at the mri he will recommend surgery. It hurts when I sit cross legged and run. Since I am 15 I play a lot of sports and it requires running so the doctor is concerned as well as me. He said the choice is mine if you want to do surgery so I am wondering if I should get it removed or not. It is a constant disturbance when ever I run and is super annoying. I am also wondering how long the recovery time is and what will be the procedures
Please tell me what I should do give me your opinions.
It would be great if you have experienced this as will thanks !
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Pleasee reply I'm super worried :/
HI. My sympathies to you! I was diagnosed with a large osteochondroma at my C4/C5 spine quite a while back. The tumor had compressed my spinal cord (about 75%) and I was told that I could wait a few months for surgery, but that I should avoid doing activities that might lead to a neck injury and subsequent quadriplegia. I hardly waited days for surgery -- I had the tumor removed the very next week. The recovery was not easy as I experienced muscle spasms for months. BUT, my peace of mind made up for any physical discomfort. Why wait for surgery? Plan it at a time when you will have adequate time to recover, perhaps over the summer. My best wishes to you for a successful surgery and speedy recovery!