Osteophyte

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Osteophyte

 

a small, circumscribed, single or multiple bony excrescence. An osteophyte is usually caused either by mechanical injury or by infectious inflammatory processes, for example, osteomyelitis and syphilis. Being asymptomatic in most cases, it is detected by roentgenography and does not require specific treatment. Osteophytes are surgically removed if they cause pain or restrict movement.

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A UK expert told the Sunday Mirror: "I would not be surprised if the years of repetitive actions have led to bone spurs.
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There are fears he will require surgery to repair the bone spur problem.
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Maxim developed a bone spur that wouldn't let him stay on half toe, and Irina damaged a tendon in her foot.
The Glamorgan seamer is targeting the second half of England's winter programme after being forced to miss the pre-Christmas tour to Pakistan to undergo surgery on an ankle bone spur.
The King of reverse swing, suffering from a bone spur in his right ankle, is being treated in the chamber of secrets - conventionally used to help deep-sea divers recover from the bends.
The problem is the inflammation because the bone spur isn't very big.
But Andrew Flintoff, who has been recovering from a bone spur in his left ankle, must build up his workload in the coming days in the hope that he will be able to bowl as well as bat.
Tenorio said the pain comes and goes but a bone spur had developed in his right elbow that the three-time champion knew he had to take medical help.
Defensive end Lawrence Jackson underwent surgery last week to remove a bone spur on his ankle and will be sidelined five weeks.