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  • n. Plural form of osteophyte.


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  • That an osteoplastic periostitis has been in existence is witnessed by the appearance along the edges of the bone of numerous outgrowths of bone, termed osteophytes (see Fig. 163).

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  • Also, small deposits of bone, called osteophytes or bone spurs, may grow on the edges of the joint.


  • Also, bone spurs - small growths called osteophytes - may grow on the edges of the joint. Featured News and Stories

  • When the cartilage deteriorates, the bone underneath thickens and the bones of the joint rub together, causing pain, inflammation and the development of knobbly-looking bony growths, called osteophytes, around the edge of the joints.

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  • In addition, higher BMP-2 levels have also been associated by past studies with the formation of painful, bony growths called osteophytes in osteoarthritic joints.

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  • That approach revealed that exercise does appear to promote the growth of osteophytes, or bony spurs, in the knee joint.

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  • - Osteoarthritis - It is a condition in which there is a formation of osteophytes in the joints.

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  • But it was the high-dose animals that fared worse, with obvious signs of arthritis and an increase of bony outcroppings on the knee called osteophytes or bone spurs.


  • Various local structural lesions such as oropharyngeal tumors, vascular pathologies, retropharyngeal abscesses, and anterior cervical osteophytes may lead to mechanical esophageal dysphagia. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Degenerative changes are seen in tibio-femoral & patello-femoral articulation in form of marginal osteophytes and articular cartilage thinning.

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