Quote from Luise
Our son, 17, was diagnosed with non-ossifying fibroma last summer and underwent bone graft surgery in November. I have never known anyone else who had this so I would love to hear from you.
My 16 year old son was diagnosed with non-ossifying fibroma last week, after two months of tests and doctor visits. He is a very healthy boy otherwise (never been sick outside of a cold and chicken pox) and very involved in school, church and community activities. He injured his right knee about 18 months ago, and has had intermitant pain ever since. Our family doctor diagnosed a mild bursitis, initially, but 2.5 months ago he (my son) began to complain of "grinding" in his knee when he walked. I took him straight in to the doctor, who ordered x-rays and the roller coaster ride began.....
We have been told that all that is required is observation and monitoring Q 3-6 months by x-ray. Surgery has not been discussed, but may be an option if his condition worsens.
The literature suggests that this condition is self-resolving whenthe bones stop growing, so that is good news.
Anyone who can enlighten me further
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada