osteophyte


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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disease with an incidence increasing steadily with age while structural changes include articular cartilage damage, osteophyte formation, and subchondral bone changes.
Intraoperatively, he was found to have recurrence of a large, anterosuperior distal clavicular osteophyte, which was removed.
2%) patients had cervical spine stenosis secondary to osteophyte and hard disc, 15(18.
Caption: Weight-bearing x-rays of the left ankle show post-traumatic arthritic changes at the tibiotalar joint (red arrows) with narrowing of the native joint space, osteophyte formation, and cystic changes in the distal tibia and talus.
The region of entrapment was identified with EMG, while ganglion cyst, osteophyte and lipoma differentiation was achieved with MRI"
Individual III[sub]2 presented with a lack of homogeneous bone mineral density, disappearance of the hip gap, and osteophyte formation in the acetabulum.
In multiple osteochondromatosis of dog solitary form of osteophyte may be present within the spinal canal which ceases in growth after a limit, whereas in cat bony masses occur and grow to massive size later in life.
CT (computed tomography) examinations are excellent for demonstrating the degree of osteophyte (bone spur) formation and its relationship to the adjacent soft tissues.
Overactivity of Wnt signaling leads to stem cells constantly differentiating into osteoblasts, leading to osteophyte formation," he explained, noting that Wnt signaling also stimulates the secretion of cartilage-destroying metalloproteases (Osteoarthritis Cartilage.
Bone spurs, or the abnormal growth of bones on joints that cause pain and swelling when they rub against other bones, soft tissue, or nerves in the body, are treated with Uspor or Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Osteophyte Removal , a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that employs a needle-like instrument to pulverize and suction out bone spurs.
They defined radiographic hip OA as a Kellgren-Lawrence grade of 2 or more - that is, definite superolateral or superomedial joint space narrowing and a definite osteophyte.
Comparison of plain radiographs of the right knee joint at several points in time confirmed presence of a fabella prior to surgery and progressive osteoarthrosis, with osteophyte formation, over the posterior femoral condyle over the 5- to 7-month post-TKA period (Figure 2).