bony prominence

bony prominence

Any point on the body where the bone is immediately below the skin surface, which can be:
(1) Normal, these being known as bony landmarks; or
(2) Abnormal, which correspond to reactive outgrowths of bone (exostoses), benign tumours (e.g., osteoma) or malignant tumours (e.g., osteosarcoma).

bony prominence

A part of the body with limited subcutaneous tissue over a bone. Examples include the heels, the iliac crests, and the sacrum. The skin that overlies a bony prominence is more prone to pressure ulceration than more padded body parts.
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A bunion is a bony prominence that forms at the base of the big toe.
Pain is more intense in bonier areas like the nape of the neck or near bony prominence spots.
Pressure over a bony prominence causes tissue ischemia in the skin, muscle, and the fascia between the skin surface and bone.
The usual location is the third metacarpal head, which is the bony prominence just below the third finger in the palm.
The Henle's Spine (HS)/spina suprameatica/spina suprameatalis/meatal spine or spina meatus, is a small bony prominence anterior to the supramastoid pit at the posterosuperior margin of the bony external acoustic meatus (Figure 1).
A few of these involve posterior tibial tendinitis, pressure with irritation of the bony prominence, abnormal biomechanics of the foot, a trauma (eversion sprain) to the synchondrosis between the accessory navicular and the navicular itself, or even a (stress) fracture of the accessory navicular itself.
Freeman, "Outcomes after arthroscopic excision of the bony prominence in the treatment of tibial spine avulsion fractures, " Arthroscopy, vol.
One should avoid midline scar, bony prominence and skin creases particularly in obese patients.
Unlike the mechanics of a Stage I-IV pressure ulcer in which injury first occurs to subdermal tissue (Sullivan, 2013), DTI forms over the bony prominence from the inside to the outside.
The spontaneous rupture of vaginal wall and extrusion of intestines and uterus might have been due to strong abdominal contractions on a weak traumatized vaginal wall which might have been torn by the bony prominence of fetus or dam (Dahiwal et al.
In addition a patelloplasty and a lateral release were performed to remove the bony prominence and restore patella tracking respectively.