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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11) While a clinical diagnosis grounded in a detailed history and physical is the key to this pathology, ultrasound and imaging can provide helpful clues in evaluation of the posterior osteophyte and effusion (Figure 16).
They cause osteophyte formation (small bony projections) that irritate the joint structures, as well as arthritic changes, and increase calcium infiltration along these joints.
001 WORMS NS NS NS meniscus WORMS NS NS NS flattening WORMS NS NS NS osteophyte WORMS NS NS NS BM edema WORMS WORMS WORMS osteophyte subarticular cyst effusion Total r=0.
Concomitant osteophyte formation at the inferomedial aspect of the clavicle (13,14) and overlying soft tissue swelling have also been described.
Scapular notching and osteophyte formation after reverse shoulder replacement: Radiological analysis of implant position in male and female patients.
Classic radiographic features "are focal joint space narrowing, osteophyte, subchondral bone sclerosis, and subchondral cysts.
Osteophyte resection and humeral head sizing was done entirely through the rotator interval.
Moderate peripheral osteophyte formation is present particularly in the medial condyle.
The horizontal axis rates radiographic changes on a scale of 0-3, with 0 being normal, 1 indicating joint-space narrowing, 2 indicating osteophyte formation, and 3 indicating bone-on-bone findings.
PET/CT localizes with greater precision compared with a low-spatial-resolution PET, easily distinguishing an osteophyte in the thoracic spine or recent rib trauma from a peripheral lung lesion (Figure 22).
2] OA is caused by inflammation of the soft tissue and bony structures of the joint which worsens over time and leads to progressive thinning of articular cartilage, narrowing of the joint space, synovial membrane thickening, osteophyte formation and increased density of subchondral bone.
Currently, surgical options include allograft resurfacing, arthroscopic debridement and osteophyte resection, joint distraction arthroplasty, supramalleolar osteotomy, total ankle replacement, and ankle arthrodesis.