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

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

os′te·o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

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
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Degenerative changes in the spine with osteophytes from the posterior part of the vertebral body or uncinate process may intrude into the neural canal, causing myelopathy.
In the advanced stage, TMJ subchondral bone is remodelled and both osteophytes and sclerosis occur in the anterior part of TMJ condyle.
Preoperative coronal deformity and medial compartment osteophyte size were not variables significantly associated with improved KSS knee scores.
Caption: Figure 2: Kissing large osteophytes of the anterior longitudinal ligament is seen in the lateral view of the thoracolumbar spine (a).
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.
Patients with cervical osteophytes usually will present with complaints of dysphagia and airway compromise, with levels C2, C3, C4, and C5 most implicated in symptomatic disease such as the present case [14].
LFS results from posterolateral osteophytes from the vertebral endplates, which protrude into the foramen along with a herniated disk or a laterally bulging annulus fibrosus.
The main gross observation features of advanced OA are cartilage defects and osteophyte and joint deformities.
Clinically, the disease is characterized by progressive degeneration of articular cartilage with inflammation in the synovium, subchondral bone sclerosis, and marginal osteophyte formation (2).
Results: The first finding was the presence of an unusual shallow incomplete median bony canal on the clivus in the basiocciput region.In addition, a bony spur (osteophyte) on medial side of right occipital condyle was found.
Radiographs of the hamulus and pterygomaxillary region should be obtained to determine whether the hamulus is fractured, whether an osteophyte is present on the hamular process producing inflammation of the bursa, or for any other abnormal findings.
They cause osteophyte formation (small bony projections) that irritate the joint structures, as well as arthritic changes, and increase calcium infiltration along these joints.