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What does callus formation in an X ray report suggest?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 in Back Pain
Question: Can appearances on an xray which may be "callus formation" on a scapula be mistaken for something else, as person has no pain or difficulty in movement?
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Brief Answer:
Not likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The callus formation is a positive sign of bone healing. After the callus starts forming the pain gradually disappears. It is very un likely to mistake the callus for something else.
A repeat X-ray after 2 weeks will help in confirmation.
I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
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