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lipping

 [lip´ing]
1. a wedge-shaped shadow in the radiograph of chondrosarcoma between the cortex and the elevated periosteum.
2. the development of a bony overgrowth in osteoarthritis; see illustration.
Lipping manifest as an osteophyte on the medial condyle of the right tibia. From Dorland's, 2000.

lip·ping

(lip'ing),
The formation of a liplike structure, as at the articular end of a bone in osteoarthritis.

lipping

/lip·ping/ (lip´ing)
1. a wedge-shaped shadow in the radiograph of chondrosarcoma between the cortex and the elevated periosteum.
2. bony overgrowth in osteoarthritis.
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Lipping manifest as an osteophyte on the medial condyle of the right tibia.

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.

lip·ping

(lip'ing)
The formation of a liplike structure, as at the articular end of a bone in osteoarthritis.

lipping

The formation of a curled edge at the bearing joint surface of a bone in OSTEOARTHRITIS and other degenerative bone disease.