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- n. Alternative form of osteitis.
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- n. See osteitis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as osteitis.
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We get, therefore, in many cases, a condition of rarefactive ostitis occurring side by side with a slowly progressive caries within the bone, while outside is occurring an osteoplastic periostitis.
-- A condition of periostitis and ostitis in the region of the pyramidal process of the os pedis, usually preceded, but sometimes followed, by fracture of the process, and characterized by deformity of the hoof and an alteration in the normal angle of the joint.
For an example of rarefactive ostitis as met with in cases of disease of the feet, we refer the reader to laminitis (see Fig. 118).
-- The changes occurring in the bone are essentially those of a rarefactive ostitis.
Fig. 118 illustrates the effects of a severe ostitis in pedal bones removed from hoofs with laminitis of several weeks 'standing.
When the case is a serious one we have ample evidence to show that ostitis exists, and exists in a severe form.
The erosion of the cartilage on its central ridge is most marked, and the porous appearance of the bone thus uncovered points to the existence within it of a rarefactive ostitis.
The porous condition of the bone, which is here shown, is a result of a rarefying or rarefactive ostitis.
This specimen also illustrated (what the photograph cannot show) an accompanying condition of condensation of bone, or osteoplastic ostitis.
A piece of bone undergoing rarefactive ostitis is redder than normal, and the openings of the Haversian canals are distinctly increased in size.