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what does this word mean?

Posted by helen on 12/05/01 at 05:10 (066181)

Dear Dr/s,
Hello thanks for your wonderful work.
I have MS but I was in such a lot of pain with my right foot I asked to have an Xray.
I dont see the doctor till next week with the resul;t and im rather impatient.
The xray report says ' there is a small plantar spur from the calcanium and
There is a prominent posterior tubercle from the calcanium.
I gather what a suur is but not the other PROMINENT one is.
Do you think it's connected with MS?
Id love to hear from you
Helen.

Re: what does this word mean?

Ed Davis, DPM on 12/05/01 at 15:58 (066234)

'Prominent' is not really a medical term. It just means 'significant' in the context used. The spur may or may not be the cause of the pain. A connection to MS is unlikely.
Ed

Re: what does this word mean?

Carole C on 12/05/01 at 18:07 (066258)

I have no medical background but if by any chance you were referring to the word 'tubercle' then I believe that a tubercle is a knob like nodule or swelling. So, my best shot at translating 'a prominent posterior tubercle' would be a knob like nodule that is very noticeable and located towards the back.

Carole

Re: what does this word mean?

Ed Davis, DPM on 12/05/01 at 15:58 (066234)

'Prominent' is not really a medical term. It just means 'significant' in the context used. The spur may or may not be the cause of the pain. A connection to MS is unlikely.
Ed

Re: what does this word mean?

Carole C on 12/05/01 at 18:07 (066258)

I have no medical background but if by any chance you were referring to the word 'tubercle' then I believe that a tubercle is a knob like nodule or swelling. So, my best shot at translating 'a prominent posterior tubercle' would be a knob like nodule that is very noticeable and located towards the back.

Carole