osteophyte


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osteophyte

 [os´te-o-fīt]
a bony excrescence or outgrowth.

os·te·o·phyte

(os'tē-ō-fīt),
A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
[osteo- + G. phyton, plant]

osteophyte

/os·teo·phyte/ (os´te-o-fīt″) a bony excrescence or outgrowth of bone.

osteophyte

(ŏs′tē-ə-fīt′)
n.
A small, abnormal bony outgrowth.

os′te·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

osteophyte

[os′tē·əfīt]
a bony outgrowth, usually found around a joint. It is commonly seen in degenerative joint disease.

osteophyte

Orthopedics A bony bump

os·te·o·phyte

(os'tē-ō-fīt)
A bony outgrowth or protuberance.
Synonym(s): osteophyma.
[osteo- + G. phyton, plant]

osteophyte

A bony outgrowth occurring usually adjacent to an area of articular cartilage damage in a joint affected by OSTEOARTHRITIS. Osteophytes are also common around the intervertebral discs of the spine.

Osteophyte

Also referred to as bone spur, it is an outgrowth or ridge that forms on a bone.
Mentioned in: Cervical Spondylosis

osteophyte

bony outgrowth (lipping) at margins of joints affected by osteoarthritis; an aberrant healing reaction to repeated minor trauma and/or chronic inflammation

osteophyte, osteophyma

a bony excrescence; a bony outgrowth. See also exostosis, spondylosis.
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Major parameters measured in these methods are JSA and minimum JSW at medial and lateral sides, osteophyte area, and tibiofemoral angle on plain anteroposterior radiographs.
3) Patients may experience pain and become symptomatic if the osteophytes in the regions described above interfere with range of motion or impinge on surrounding neurovascular structures.
More often, after surgical exposure of the hamulus through further blunt dissection, the tensor veli palatini muscle and tendon are exposed, and any existing osteophytes are carefully removed from the hamulus.
Osteophytes, malalignment (sagittal plane deformity) and canal stenosis (AP diameter less than 13 mm) may be seen.
Anterior cervical osteophyte causing dysphagia as a complication of laminectomy.
In addition, all participants had suffered with knee pain for more than six months, had no radiating pain from the knee, had normal lumbosacral nerve function, had not received acupuncture for at least six months and radiographic evidence had revealed at least one osteophyte was present at the tibiofemoral joint.
MR imaging confirmed osteophyte location and showed attenuation of the medial collateral ligament, with medullary oedema at the lateral side of the elbow (Fig.
OA is an idiopathic disease of synovial joints, characterised by articular cartilage degeneration, thickening and inflammation of the synovial membrane, thickening of the subchondral plate and osteophyte formation (Martel and Pelletier, 1999).
The follow-up imaging showed no kyphosis, osteophyte formation, or long-term instability.
5 mm or more; summary grade increased by 1 or greater; or the osteophyte score increased by 2 or more.
Scott Schlesinger, Nurse Cross's treating neurosurgeon, interpreted a pre-surgical myelogram and CT scan as revealing a left L4-5 disc herniation with nerve-root compression and an osteophyte and spondylosis at the L5-S1 level.