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osteophyte

 [os´te-o-fīt]
a bony excrescence or outgrowth.

os·te·o·phyte

(os'tē-ō-fīt),
A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
[osteo- + G. phyton, plant]

osteophyte

(ŏs′tē-ə-fīt′)
n.
A small, abnormal bony outgrowth.

os′te·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

osteophyte

Orthopedics A bony bump

os·te·o·phyte

(os'tē-ō-fīt)
A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
Synonym(s): osteophyma.
[osteo- + G. phyton, plant]

osteophyte

A bony outgrowth occurring usually adjacent to an area of articular cartilage damage in a joint affected by OSTEOARTHRITIS. Osteophytes are also common around the intervertebral discs of the spine.

Osteophyte

Also referred to as bone spur, it is an outgrowth or ridge that forms on a bone.
Mentioned in: Cervical Spondylosis
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Our results are in line with the findings of other studies, which have reported that OA is typically diagnosed from radiograph images showing narrowing of the joint space and osteophytes, and that all of the components of the knee joint are involved (Malfait).
In IVD degeneration, distinct changes like progressive loss of proteoglycans and water content in the NP, filling of the NP space with fibrocartilage, delamination of the AF, and osteophyte formation in the adjacent vertebral end plates can be observed [2].
Morphology of tibiotalar osteophytes in anterior ankle impingement.
(4) More common conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis and cervical spondylosis may also cause pronounced anterior osteophyte formation of the cervical vertebrae and consequent dysphagia.
One month later, we performed arthroscopic debridement of the anterior tibial osteophytes with synovectomy and curettage of the medial malleolar nonunion.
Osteophytes are pointed or beaked osseous outgrowths at the margins of articular surfaces that are often associated with degenerative changes of articular cartilage.
High levels of PEDF could also be detected in osteophytes [9], which suggests a role of PEDF in terminal chondrocyte differentiation and the endochondral ossification process.
Although clinical results were good, radiographic outcomes were suboptimal with non-anatomic humeral head osteotomies, residual inferior humeral neck osteophytes, and humeral head under-sizing being frequently found problems.
Depending on the joint space narrowing and osteophytes they are categorized into mild moderate and severe arthritis cases.
From then on, we gradually lose cartilage, develop extra bone called osteophytes and lose muscle mass.