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osteolysis

 [os″te-ol´ĭ-sis]
dissoluton of bone; applied especially to the removal or loss of calcium from the bone. adj., adj osteolyt´ic.

os·te·ol·y·sis

(os'tē-ol'i-sis), Avoid mispronunciation osteoly'sis.
Softening, absorption, and destruction of bony tissue, a function of the osteoclasts.
[osteo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

osteolysis

/os·te·ol·y·sis/ (os″te-ol´ĭ-sis) dissolution of bone; applied especially to the removal or loss of the calcium of bone.osteolyt´ic

osteolysis

(ŏs′tē-ŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
Dissolution or degeneration of bone tissue through disease.

os′te·o·lyt′ic (-ə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

osteolysis

[os′tē·ol′isis]
Etymology: Gk, osteon + lysis, loosening
the degeneration and dissolution of bone caused by disease, infection, or ischemia. The condition commonly affects the terminal bones of the hands and feet, such as in acro-osteolysis, and is seen in disorders involving blood vessels, such as Raynaud's disease, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus. osteolytic, adj.

os·te·ol·y·sis

(os'tē-ol'i-sis)
Softening, absorption, and destruction of bony tissue, a function of the osteoclasts.
[osteo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

osteolysis

Reabsorption or demineralization of bone.

os·te·ol·y·sis

(os'tē-ol'i-sis)
Softening, absorption, and destruction of bony tissue, a function of the osteoclasts.
[osteo- + G. lysis, dissolution]

osteolysis (os´tēol´əsis),

n a process of bone resorption whereby the bone salts can be withdrawn by a humoral mechanism and returned to the tissue fluids, leaving behind a decalcified bone matrix. Also called
halisteresis.

osteolysis

dissoluton of bone; applied especially to the removal or loss of calcium from the bone.
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Osteolysis and osteoporosis are the other significant characteristics.
Perspectives on massive osteolysis Report of a case and review of the literature.
These are bleeding, wound healing problems, thromboembolic conditions, deep joint infection, loosening, instability, limitation of movement, fractures around the prosthesis, periprostatic fractures, patellar tendon rupture, extensor mechanism injuries, neurovascular injuries, medial collateral ligament injury, inappropriate array, hardness, patellofemoral dislocation, tibiofemoral dislocation, corrosion on the surfaces of prosthesis, osteolysis and tibial insert dislocation [28, 25, 39, 26].
He was later referred (after one year) to the Orthopedic Unit where a thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan showed the volume of the left clavicle had increased due to an area of hyperostosis mixed with osteolysis.
Osteoclasts are often increased in bone diseases such as inflammatory osteolysis and osteolytic bone metastases [1].
In this pattern there is less retardation of the growth, there is more slow progression of lipodystrophy, scalp hair remains present for a longer time and there is more expression of osteolysis except in the face14.
Periprosthetic osteolysis is the most common complication after total hip arthroplasty and is seen with increasing frequency due to the growing number of arthroplasties and lifetime of the implants (1).
In patients with hypercalcemia of malignancy, production of humoral factors by the primary tumor--often parathyroid hormone-related protein and rarely parathyroid hormone itself or 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D--is thought to be the mechanism in 80% of patients and skeletal metastases with bone osteolysis in 20% of patients.
There is intracortical lysis, particularly if the area of lysis is irregular and large, and if a lucent intracortical track leads away from an area of osteolysis.
Eventually, Pierce hopes to produce a line of intelligent implants that would enable clinicians to remotely monitor various param eters specific to the implant and the surrounding bone, such as relative loading and position, material wear, osteolysis, motion, heat and interface changes.