bony prominence

bony prominence

Any point on the body where the bone is immediately below the skin surface, which can be:
(1) Normal, these being known as bony landmarks; or
(2) Abnormal, which correspond to reactive outgrowths of bone (exostoses), benign tumours (e.g., osteoma) or malignant tumours (e.g., osteosarcoma).

bony prominence

A part of the body with limited subcutaneous tissue over a bone. Examples include the heels, the iliac crests, and the sacrum. The skin that overlies a bony prominence is more prone to pressure ulceration than more padded body parts.
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Also known as bedsores, pressure sores or decubitis ulcers, pressure ulcers are an area of localized damage to the skin and underlying tissue -- usually around an area of bony prominence, such as the sacrum, coccyx, heels, and hips -- that results from pressure involving shear and/or friction.
These conditions are typically diffuse over the buttocks and genitals, distinguishing them from pressure ulcers that typically occur over a bony prominence such as the sacrum, coccyx, trochanter, or ischium.
The olecranon is the main bony prominence in our elbow, more commonly known as the funny bone.
A pressure ulcer is defined as "localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear and/or friction" [1].
As you might guess, archery is one cause of tennis elbow--the pain occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow (lateral epicondyle).
Thirty per cent of horses in the study had osteochondrosis on the sagittal ridge, a bony prominence of the front fetlock, while the incidence varied from two to four per cent in other joints.
In addition to the incontinent area, examine and reexamine any area over a bony prominence when turning and positioning.
The iliotibial band (ITB) may be rubbing on the outer bony prominence of the hip.
The tuning fork test is performed again at the end of the dorsal bony prominence of the patient's big toe proximal to the nail.
For instance, the company's ITB Strap uses compression to help prevent the snapping or friction of the iliotibial band over the bony prominence just above and outside of the knee joint or further up the leg at the hip joint allowing the healing process to begin.
Previously, a pressure ulcer was defined as an area "of localized tissue destruction caused by the compression of soft tissue over a bony prominence and an external surface for a prolonged period of time.
During push-off the band slips behind that bony prominence.