apophysitis

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apophysitis

 [ah-pof″ĭ-si´tis]
inflammation of an apophysis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·poph·y·si·tis

(ă-pof'i-sī'tis),
Inflammation of any apophysis.
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a·poph·y·si·tis

(ă-pof-i-sī'tis)
Inflammation of any apophysis.
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(11) When they are exposed to chronic microtrauma due to repetitive traction, the result may be pain, swelling, or aberrant growth and inflammation, known as traction apophysitis. (11,12) In the spine, the spinous processes are the attachment site of multiple tendons and ligaments, which must bear a great deal of pull.
Radiologic changes of traction apophysitis, independent of the anatomical location, has fairly characteristic radiographic features, including widening of the physis, fragmentation, sclerosis, and irregularity of the apophysis.
Another common traction apophysitis is Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD), which occurs at the tibial tuberosity in children aged 11-15 years.