Bone Tumors in the Foot
Interfyl is a recently developed biological that is allogenic, decellularized partical human tissue derived form the amnionic tissue of a placenta. Interfyl can be injected to help repair damaged tissue without the inflammatory phase of healing resulting in less discomfort and swelling follwing the procedure. It can be used to relieve symptoms associated with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, and post surgery swelling and pain. The particals that are derived form the amnionic tissue can be formed into a sheet to help heal tendons, bones and ulcers. In the sheet form it is called Biovance. Visit Alliqua.com for more information.
Bone tumors are caused by an abnormal growth of cells. They may be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Although rare, bone tumors can occur in the foot and ankle. They can be primary (originating in the bone), or secondary (originating in another part of the body).
Symptoms of a bone tumor may include:
• Fracture from slight injury,
• Bone pain, often at night,
• Occasionally a mass or swelling in the area.
A bone tumor is first diagnosed with x-rays. Advanced imaging modalities may be used to further evaluate the tumor. Surgical removal by a foot and ankle surgeon may be required for a definitive diagnosis.