What is Bone spur excision?

Category: Surgeries


A bone spur (osteophyte) is a bony growth formed on normal bone. It’s usually smooth, but it can cause wear and tear or pain if it presses or rubs on other bones or soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, or nerves in the body. Surgery may be an option to remove or excise the bone spur.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bone spurs 1 0
Bulging disc 1 1
Joint pain 1 0
Pain in left foot 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bone spur excision

Side effect Patients Percentage
Arthritis pain 1
Joint pain 1
Pain in cervical neck area 1
Pain in feet 1


Based on patients currently having Bone spur excision

Dosage Patients Percentage
one time 1


Currently having Bone spur excision

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Bone spur excision

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 6
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Bone spur excision.