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os·te·o·phyte

 (ŏs′tē-ə-fīt′)
n.

os′te·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

osteophyte

(ˈɒstɪəˌfaɪt)
n
(Medicine) a small abnormal bony outgrowth
osteophytic adj
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Noun1.osteophyte - small abnormal bony outgrowth
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations

os·te·o·phyte

n. osteófito, prominencia ósea.

osteophyte

n osteofito
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15,16] Intercondylar notch was found to be stenotic in knees with severe osteoarthritis due to osteophytic growth in notch, [5] thus increasing incidence of ACL ruptures in patients with degenerative arthritis.
Care must be taken to remove osteophytic bone around the acetabulum before dislocation is attempted.
There are various degenerative conditions which may lead to thoracic stenosis such as thickening or OLF, facet joint hypertrophy, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, ventral disc protrusion or osteophytic changes.
24,28,77) These adaptations may be the cause of permanent spinal changes such as asymmetrical facet joint angles, disc degeneration, osteophytic spurs, facet joint OA, disc herniation, muscle imbalances and scoliosis.
Imaging showed a large C4-C5 disk herniation, cord compression at C3 and C4, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament at C4 and C5, and osteophytic changes at C6 and C7.