Osteochondromas may be discovered when an x-ray is taken for another reason.
Symptoms of osteochondroma include:
- Bone pain:
- Joint pains
- Lump on the surface of a bone
- Swelling over a bone
- One arm is longer than the other
- One leg is longer than the other
- Muscle aches
Bone tumors can weaken the bone. If the bone becomes too weak, a fracture can occur.
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