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bone spur

A small osteophyte seen at the margin of a joint’s articular surface.

Aetiology
Local inflammation—e.g., degerative arthritis, tendinitis—followed by calcification.
 
Clinical findings
Asymptomatic or pain, numbness and tenderness.

bone spur

Lipping Imaging A small osteophyte seen at the margin of a joint's articular surface.

bone spur

(bōn spŭr)
An osseus projection arising from a bone.
See also: heel spur

Bone spur

Also called an osteophyte, it is an outgrowth or ridge that forms on a bone.
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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.
It has been postulated that bony spur on occipital condyle represents an acquired ossification of ligaments induced by the pulsation of the vertebral artery or an activation of existing osteogenetic potency in the craniovertebral region.
This finding, joint space narrowing and bony spur were presumed to be due to secondary degenarative changes.
There is ventro-radial angulation of the terminal phalanx relative to the middle phalanx with an apparent overgrowth of the epiphysis on the palmar surface and a tiny bony spur.
8) CT scan in our patient demonstrated a small bony spur arising from outer cortex of the left ramus of the mandible with mild expansion of the underlying bone.
No bony spurs on the mandible or sternum were detected on clinical or radiological examination.
Excising the bony spur which ran between the two dural tubes--it extended all the way across the spinal canal from posterior to anterior and the anterior third of the spur was cartilaginous.
Then small luc's forceps was used to excise the deviated part of septum and for bony spur, hammer and cheissel are used.
A thickening of the bone ends causes bony spurs to appear at the edge of joints, called spondylitis in the spine.
The duplications of the foramen ovale are developmental in origin and they result from the anomalous growth of the bony spur, which grows further and divides the foramen ovale in to two foramen.
calcaneal osteophyte could form along the insertion of the tendo achillis or a bony spur could develop at the superoposterior corner in front of the tendo achillis tendon.
They attack by biting victims and "smashing" them with the bony spurs in their wings.