arthrophyte

arthrophyte

 [ahr″thro-fīt]
an abnormal growth in a joint cavity.
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arthrophyte

(ar′thrŏ-fīt″) [ arthro- + Gr. phyton, growth]
Abnormal growth in a joint cavity.
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He called these fragments "arthrophytes" or "corpora mobile." He noted that these fragments were not related to any traumatic episode and believed them to be the result of an inflammatory reaction resulting in osteonecrosis of the fragment and thus coined the term osteochondritis dissecans from the Latin word "dissecare" meaning 'to cut apart.' The name of this entity implies an inflammatory process; however, the amount of inflammatory cells present on histologic exam is not significant, which underscores the controversy regarding the underlying etiology.