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growth on knee

wanting your opinions.
My Husband had many knee surgeriesas a teenager and now at the age of 42 he has steroid injections about every 4 months for pain.  But in the last three months a knot has grown on the side of his knee, it is the size of a golf ball and feels nery hard and boney.  Today our family doctor sent him for an x ray, and the radiologist said" that's wierd you would think it would be all bone but it's NOT"  ( the knot it's self is not pain full)
What does that mean, our doctor felt for sure it was all bone, like a large bone spur.
What could this mean?

Thank You

bdm92
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Hello!

It can be due to arthritis, bursitis, previous injuries to the knee, calous, tendonitis or any tomour. It has to be diangosed properly.

Follow up with an orthopedician for a proper treatment after consultation from a radiologist for diagnosis of the growth. If required go for an MRI .

Take care!
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Thank you for your response.  The possibilites that you listed, would they all show up on an X ray?

Thanks again bdm92
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