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ossify

[′äs·ə‚fī]
(physiology)
To form or turn into bone.
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This important and unique study provides new detailed postnatal developmental histological anatomy description of the ossification centres of the acromial and sternal ends of the human clavicle, and its differences from regular long bone endochondral ossification.
However, grade III heterotopic ossification (Brooker classification) was noted (Figure-E), which resulted in joint stiffness.
"It's a secondary center of ossification that appears at ages 10-12 years and fuses at ages 14-18." Telltale signs are tenderness with or without swelling at the tibial tubercle that worsens with running, jumping, or impact activities.
OPLL is often complicated by ossification of other spinal ligaments and by diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, which suggest that the OPLL patients have the intrinsic tendency for ectopic ossification.
Prisby wondered if the processes of ossification in bone marrow blood vessels could give rise to bone-like particles that are capable of entering the bloodstream.
Penile ossification commonly occurs because of Peyronie's disease, which causes formation of fibrous scar tissue within the penis.
Another case, who underwent lateral and medial release with heterotopic ossification removal is illustrated in Figure 7.
Axial skeleton shows ovoid vertebral bodies, severe platyspondyly, hypoplasia of odontoid process (which results in atlantoaxial instability that can cause cervical myelopathy), progressive kyphoscoliosis (short trunk) involving thoracic and lumbar spine, narrowing of disk spaces (resulting in short trunk), broad iliac bases, deficient ossification of pubis and flat acetabular roof.
Lately, the known pathological term in the flavum ligament is ossification of the flavum ligament (OFL), characterized by structural changes of an ectopic bone formation through endochondral hardening (6).
late), heterotopic ossification, and deep venous thrombosis were significant factors associated with FIM gain (Table 3).
The mnemonic "CRITOE" is helpful in detecting this type of fracture, as the lateral epicondyle is the last ossification center to appear, and if seen before any of the other ossification centers, concern for a fracture is raised.
In 1992, University of Texas law professor Thomas McGarity coined the phrase "the ossification of the rulemaking process" to describe the challenges agencies face in promulgating regulations.