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A change in exposed subchondral bone in degenerative joint disease in which it is converted into a dense substance with a smooth surface like ivory.
Synonym(s): bone sclerosis
[L. eburneus, of ivory]
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bone sclerosisAn increase in bone density, such that the bone is more radiopaque than normal on a plain film.
VINDICATE mnemonic for differential diagnosis of bone sclerosis
• Chronic osteomyelitis.
— Vitamin D;
— Bone islands;
— Fracture (stress).
— Paget's disease.
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bone sclerosisEburnation Imaging An ↑ bone density, such that the bone is 'whiter' than normal
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