Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osteochondroma Incidence

Facts about osteochondroma:

  • Osteochondromas are the most common type of benign bone tumors.
  • About 1 out of 50,000 people in the US has an osteochondroma.
  • They are most common in those between 10 to 20 years of age.
  • These tumors are usually found in the bones of the leg, shoulder blade or pelvis.

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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