Orthopaedics – MCQ 20 – Sudden increase in pain in osteochondroma

All of the following are the causes of sudden increase in pain in osteochondroma, except:
a) Sarcomatous change
b) Fracture
c) Bursitis
d) Degenerative changes

Correct answer : d) Degenerative changes

Osteochondroma is usually painless. Sudden onset of pain in osteochondroma can be due to :

  • Malignant transformation
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Pressure or traction on neighbouring structures (nerve / tendon / muscle)

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