Bones, new growths of, benign

Bones, new growths of, benign

Benign bone growths, also known as bone tumors or osteomas, are non-cancerous growths that can develop in various parts of the body. In the case of bone tumors, they can develop in any bone of the body but are more commonly found in the long bones of the arms and legs.


  • The causes of benign bone growths are not entirely understood, but may include:
  • Genetics, as some people may be predisposed to developing bone tumors
  • Environmental factors, such as exposure to radiation or certain chemicals
  • Trauma or injury to the bone


Benign bone growths may not cause any symptoms and are often discovered incidentally during medical imaging tests for other conditions. However, when symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the affected area
  • Swelling or a palpable lump
  • Weakness or limited range of motion in the affected joint
  • Fracture or break in the bone if the growth weakens the bone structure
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the surrounding muscles and nerves


Diagnosis of benign bone growths typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and medical imaging tests, including:

  • X-rays, which can identify the presence of a bone tumor and its size and shape
  • CT scan, which can provide more detailed images of the bone and surrounding tissue
  • MRI, which can show the extent of the tumor and its relationship to surrounding structures
  • Biopsy, which involves taking a small tissue sample from the tumor for laboratory analysis

This condition will be rated on limitation of motion of affected body part.

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