advertisement
Question
Posted by: Worried | 2004/02/18

CS Joint removed

My CS-Joint was removed as a result of arthiritis. It has been sent to the lab for testing. The calcium has to be drawn from the bone before testing. How long will it take before a report is available. How soon will my doctor be notified if there is any problems, i.e. cancer.
Thank you

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageArchive

Depending on the size of the specimen it will take a couple of days to decalcify. It is not possible to tell you exactly. The tissue is tested every day to see if it has decalcified enough for cutting. It is unlikely that there would be cancer if the joint was removed as a result of arthritis.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: Worried | 2004/02/19

My concern is that the MRI Scan indicated that there could be leukemia or bone marrow cancer. The initial procedure was only to do a biopsy to establish what the problem was. It was then discovered that there was arthiritis in the joint, hence the removal thereof.

Reply to Worried

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement