'My Feet Are Killing Me': Truth behind Troy's Lisfranc's fracture and mystery growth
The massive growth on Troy's foot was cause for concern, is it cancerous or benign?
Having functional limbs is genuinely a blessing in disguise. And if there is anyone who can agree with the same, it would be the patients seen on TLC's 'My Feet Are Killing Me'. The patients featured on this show truly deal with terrifying conditions that stop them from living everyday lives.
Throughout the show, there is a little the doctors haven't dealt with. From webbed feet, Proteus Syndrome and even potentially cancerous growths, they've seen it all. In this episode, Dr Ebonie Vincent helps Troy, who is worried that he might have a cancerous growth.
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For Troy, massive growth on his foot has been a source of concern. Having had an accident in 2008, where a car went over his foot, Troy began to experience an extreme amount of pain years later. The growth on his foot is a hindrance to his daily life. One of his major concerns is that the growth might be cancerous, seeing that his family has a history of the same, with members having had breast and skin cancer. Dr Ebonie was perplexed looking at the situation, seeing a solid mass on his foot. However, she explained that his accident had nothing to do with his position in particular. But as per his X-rays, she pointed out that he has Lisfranc's fracture below the mass and possibly an osseous tumor above.
What Lisfranc's fracture?
Lisfranc fractures are when bones in the midfoot are broken, or ligaments in the midfoot are torn. Dr Ebonie points out that it is a rather serious issue and needs to be treated, seeing a ligament tear in Troy's case.
What is an osseous tumor?
Osseous tumor, commonly known as bone tumors, forms when cells within a bone divide uncontrollably. This results in the formation of a mass. Bone tumors are mostly known to be not cancerous, making it benign. In such cases, benign tumors are not life-threatening and are unlikely to spread to other parts of the body.
Dr Ebonie decides that the best course of action is for her to shave off a part of the lump and send it off for a biopsy to understand the issue truly and, more importantly, rule out cancer. However, while taking samples, she is concerned, seeing that the mass looks completely solidified, which is unusual for benign growths. Having received the biopsy results, she breaks the news to Troy -- the growth is benign, which means he doesn't have cancer. Troy is thrilled to see that now, Dr Ebonie can operate on the leg and get rid of the growth.
Catch all-new episodes of 'My Feet Are Killing Me' on Wednesdays at 10 pm EST on TLC.