Osteochondromas are the most common type of benign bone tumor, making up about 35% to 40% of all cases. The growths usually appear near the ends of bones that are actively growing, such as the arms and legs. As such, the condition is most often seen in children and teenagers. Osteochondromas tend to grow on flat bones such as the pelvis and the shoulder blades. About three percent of the general population have an osteochondroma.
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