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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Totilas has been withdrawn after suffering a painful reaction to an already-existing bone spur.
Just a couple of days ago she sounded for all the world as if the operation to cure a bone spur on her right ankle and a floating bone in her left foot would mark the end of her playing days.
In May, Garnett turned 33 and had a bone spur removed from his right knee.
Simon Jones, England's king of reverse swing in 2005 until a bone spur in his ankle ruled him out of the final Test at The Oval, has revealed he resorted to a faith healer in a desperate attempt to be fit.
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.
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.
It will be the third time in as many years that an operation has been deemed necessary, although this time the source of trouble is from the ligaments rather than a bone spur.
Hill said: "The surgeons found a bone spur in the actual tendon which was growing in the wrong place.
Jones underwent a similar operation to the one which Andrew Flintoff endured a year ago, when a painful bone spur was removed from the ankle.