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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Our finding of an association between subchondral cyst formation and cartilage destruction, osteophyte formation, and flattening is supportive of this hypothesis.
Humeral head sizing and osteophyte resection was satisfactory.
Anterior cervical osteophyte causing dysphagia as a complication of laminectomy.
It is a technically demanding operation because of hypertrophic bone and osteophyte formation.
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.
In another study, MRI films of asymptomatic patients indicated that a large percentage had evidence of normal degenerative changes--disc space narrowing, disc protrusion, osteophyte formation, and spinal cord compression.
Osteophyte resection and capsular release should proceed as in a standard aTSA.
Osteoarthritis may incidentally be seen on MRI as areas of chondropathy, bone-marrow edema, cysts, and sclerosis, as well as areas of osteophyte formation, joint effusion and synovial reaction.
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension associated with transdural thoracic osteophyte reversed by primary dural repair.
Other symptoms include narrowing of the joint space, synovial membrane thickening, osteophyte formation and increased density of subchondral bone.