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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The pain could signal another problem with bone spurs or arthritis, but Fair knows enough about the condition and about biology to recognize the true source of his occasional discomfort: scar tissue.
"One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the lowest-income level of America, and the highest-income level, found a doctor that would say that they had a bone spur. That is wrong.
An X-ray of the spine, as well as an MRI, can usually reveal whether a bone spur or herniated disk.
They would have been encouraged by Flintoff's 17 off 23 balls on his senior comeback for Lancashire in their totesport league defeat by Middlesex at Lord's on Sunday, his first outing since having a bone spur removed from his left ankle following an operation on January 30.
When it became apparent all-rounder Flintoff required an operation to solve his bone spur discomfort, Pietersen was lined up for his role.
The 27-year-old has been troubled by a bone spur for some time and England felt it was best to sacrifice his involvement in the seven-match one-day series to be fit for the Ashes in the summer.
There are fears he will require surgery to repair the bone spur problem.
The 26-year-old all-rounder had a cortisone injection before the first Test at Lord's to ease the pain of a bone spur in the ankle.
Flintoff has already had 14 jabs for his troublesome back earlier in his career, and had another before this match for his inflamed left ankle due to a small bone spur.
PORTLAND - Professional golfer and former University of Oregon star Peter Jacobsen will undergo surgery today to repair a torn labrum in his left hip that developed into a bone spur.
Let's say you're a 25-year-old vet with a bone spur in your big toe.
The Gin Kings will be without Jervy Cruz (bone spur), Joe Devance (knee) and Sol Mercado (knee).