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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.

bone spur

Lipping Imaging A small osteophyte seen at the margin of a joint's articular surface.

bone spur

(bōn spŭr)
An osseus projection arising from a bone.
See also: heel spur

Bone spur

Also called an osteophyte, it is an outgrowth or ridge that forms on a bone.
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Variations such as thee septal aperture (olecranon foramen) (Paraskevas et al., 2012) and high origin of the radial artery (Yazar & Acar, 2006) have been described in association with the bony spur.
Posterior calcaneal bony spur and marrow edema at the TA insertion site is well appreciated in T1 weighted and fat suppressed sequences.
It has been postulated that bony spur on occipital condyle represents an acquired ossification of ligaments induced by the pulsation of the vertebral artery or an activation of existing osteogenetic potency in the craniovertebral region.8
This finding, joint space narrowing and bony spur were presumed to be due to secondary degenarative changes.
There is ventro-radial angulation of the terminal phalanx relative to the middle phalanx with an apparent overgrowth of the epiphysis on the palmar surface and a tiny bony spur. A radiolucent nidus of 1-2 mm may also be seen in the terminal tuft.
(8) CT scan in our patient demonstrated a small bony spur arising from outer cortex of the left ramus of the mandible with mild expansion of the underlying bone.
No bony spurs on the mandible or sternum were detected on clinical or radiological examination.
Excising the bony spur which ran between the two dural tubes--it extended all the way across the spinal canal from posterior to anterior and the anterior third of the spur was cartilaginous.
Then 0.5 cm inferior strip of septal cartilage was removed from the incision side to the perpendicular plate of ethmoid to achieve the correction of septum and any bony spur over maxillary crest or vomer was also removed with the help of cheisel and mallet or hammer.
Pelvis X-ray showed a normal femoral head and coxofemoral joint and a bony spur starting from the lateral corner of the right acetabulum and lying toward the anterior part of the hip joint, which was consistent with pelvic digit (Figure 4).
Pressure from a bony spur on a nerve in the neck (cervical spondylitis) may cause pain in the shoulder, elbow and fingers.
The duplications of the foramen ovale are developmental in origin and they result from the anomalous growth of the bony spur, which grows further and divides the foramen ovale in to two foramen.