bone spur

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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 radiographs of the pelvis may reveal enthesophyte formation in cases of chronic tendinopathy or bony avulsion in cases of acute injury.
If there's a calcification, spur, or enthesophyte at the insertion, we'll then go in and use the tip of an 18-gauge needle to chip off the enthesophytes and break them up," he said, adding that patients describe the procedure as a little like having their teeth cleaned.
2) In about 15% of cases, the enthesophytes are limited to the anterior vertebral corner.
Finally, chronic focal stress at the common flexor tendon origin can lead to medial traction enthesophytes.
MSKUS findings include enthesial calcifications, enthesophytes, bony erosions at the insertion sites, increased fascia and tendon thickness, decreased tendon echogenicity (gray-scale signal) reflecting tendon edema, and abnormally increased Doppler signal.