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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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He said: "Gareth's knee needed some precision surgery - taking away damaged and inflamed tissue as well as removing a bony spur that had developed around the patella (kneecap).
The work presented herein aims to perform a metaanalysis of this bony spur in order to verify the prevalence of this anatomical variant and discuss its anthropological, clinical and surgical significance.
Extensor tendons rupture due to dorsal metaphyseal bony spur as a consequence of dorsal comminution is unlikely to happen.
Plain Radiograph is the initial modality of investigation that shows calcaneal bony spur at the insertion site of TA, thickened TA especially at the insertion site, obliteration of Kager's fat pad and convexity of soft tissues posterior to the TA.
Results: The first finding was the presence of an unusual shallow incomplete median bony canal on the clivus in the basiocciput region.In addition, a bony spur (osteophyte) on medial side of right occipital condyle was found.
A bony spur projected from inferomedial aspect of the left clavicular head.
The mechanism was that this bony spur had been driven into the articular surface of the lateral condyle on dislocation resulting in the osteochondral fragment being generated.
X-ray of bilateral hands showed ventral and radial angulation of the terminal phalanx relative to the middle phalanx with an apparent overgrowth of epiphysis on the palmar surface and a tiny bony spur, which projected distally to fit into a groove in the basal part of the shaft.
CT scan contiguous nonenhanced axial and coronal images obtained from the level of hyoid bone to the level of temporo-mandibular joints revealed bilateral masseter muscle hypertrophy and a small bony spur with mild expansion of the underlying bone on the outer cortex of the left ramus of the mandible.
In some cases a bony spur is palpable on the mandible or a small cleft is felt on the manubrium sternum.
Moyes, who notes the 29-year-old has twice had surgery to treat a problem caused by a bony spur in his left ankle, is not a consultant on this case.
In Type 1 SCM each of the two dural sacs is occupied by a hemicord, and the residual mesenchymal elements include a bony spur which lies between the dural tubes.