bone spur


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bone spur

n.
An abnormally occurring bony outgrowth, as on the heel or a spinal vertebra, that occurs as a result of osteoarthritis or chronic inflammation. Also called osteophyte.
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Hey, he refused to go into the service; he had a bone spur.
He specifically mentioned the bone spur (a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone) deferment that was used, which Trump happened to use for the same purpose.
The 1999 Open champ has been struggling with a bone spur in his left foot for more than three years but decided to finally get an op at the end of this season as it has started to seriously affect his game.
Totilas has been withdrawn after suffering a painful reaction to an already-existing bone spur.
Q My neighbor was just diagnosed with a bone spur in his foot and it's affecting his ability to walk.
In May, Garnett turned 33 and had a bone spur removed from his right knee.
Glasser's only concern was that, during surgery, he had noticed that Levine had a bone spur in a nearby disc.
had surgery on his right knee to remove a bone spur and repair a torn tendon and will be out indefinitely.
It could be plantar fasciitis or a bone spur," trainer Andrea Partland tells us.
Liu had four pieces of bone removed from the Achilles tendon, including a bone spur between the tendon and the ankle bone which was the cause of his withdrawal in his first-round heat at the Bird's Nest stadium in August.
Fifteen cases of posterior ankle impingement (PAI) underwent arthroscopic excision of an impinging bone spur.
The 25-year-old left-hander had a bone spur removed from an ankle, a problem that has troubled him for several years, and he is unlikely to be allowed to resume training before Christmas.