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ossify

 [os´ĭ-fi]
to change or develop into bone.

os·si·fy

(os'i-fī),
To form bone or convert into bone.
[ossi- + L. facio, to make]

ossify

(ŏs′ə-fī′)
v. ossi·fied, ossi·fying, ossi·fies
v.intr.
1. To change into bone; become bony.
2. To become set in a rigidly conventional pattern: "The central ideas of liberalism have ossified" (Jeffrey Hart).
v.tr.
1. To convert (a membrane or cartilage, for example) into bone.
2. To mold into a rigidly conventional pattern.

os·sif′ic (ŏ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.

ossify

[os′ifī]
Etymology: L, os, bone, facere, to make
to develop into bone.

ossify

verb To change into bone

os·si·fy

(os'i-fī)
To form bone or convert into bone.
[ossi- + L. facio, to make]

os·si·fy

(os'i-fī)
To form bone or convert into bone.
[ossi- + L. facio, to make]

ossify

to change or develop into bone.
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Histologic examination of the mass showed heterotopic ossification with the ballistic cavity in the soft tissue adjacent to the skin (Fig 4).
At 1-year follow-up, radiographs showed no recurrence of the ossification (Figure 4).
Dejerine and Ceillier were the first to describe periarticular ossification in patients with severe head injury.
The cumulative effect of the heterotopic ossification leads to severe disability which leads to being wheelchair ridden by the end of the third decade of life and ultimately death due to thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
0] Not markedly reduced ossification of 'ethmoid endoskeleton' (sensu Patterson & Johnson, 1996: p.
Two important complications are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and heterotopic ossification (HO).
Fabry, "Severe heterotopic ossifications after total knee arthroplasty," Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, vol.
Thus the present study draws an attention to an absence of suprascapular notch; a regular anatomical feature of scapula can also lead to clinical condition rather than just ossification of the superior transverse scapular ligament
However, heterotopic ossifications (HO) had formed around the hip joint (Arcq classification grade II, Booker classification grade III) [8, 9].
Postoperative development of heterotopic ossification (HO) can compromise the success of total hip arthroplasties (THAs).