Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Benign Chondroma Treatment

Treatment for larger chondroblastoma includes surgery and protective splints. Small chondroblastomas can be observed over time. If the tumor grows or causes symptoms, treatment may be necessary.

Treatment for chondroblastoma includes:

  • Surgery for chondroblastoma:
    • To remove the tumor
  • Protective splints for chondroblastoma

The treatment of chondroblastoma depends on the following factors:
  • Age and health of the patient
  • Location of tumor
  • Occupation of the patient
  • Potential for causing a pathologic fracture
  • Size of tumor
  • Symptoms

Benign Chondroma Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of chondroblastoma.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • Do I need a special exercise program?
  • Will I need physical therapy?
  • Will I need occupational therapy?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Benign Chondroma Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat chondroblastoma:

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Benign Chondroma References
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