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Osteophyte (Definition)

An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of ...Read more


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My recent knee xray showed mild bone spurs yet doc said everything is normal. How do docs make the criteria of normal?

My recent knee xray showed mild bone spurs yet doc said everything is normal. How do docs make the criteria of normal?

Spurs are normal: Over time your knee adds bone as a bitressing agent in areas where there is added stress. They are usually not symptomatic. If they hurt or are point tender then they are not normal spurs. They could be fractured or bruised or a ligament nearby could be torn. You could have a meniscus tear which cannot be seen on xray. Ask your ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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When you have a osteophyte formation does that cause your knee to clunk and give way?

When you have a osteophyte formation does that cause your knee to clunk and give way?

Arthritis: Sounds like you had xray showing arthritis. Pain meds and physical therapy focusing on quadriceps strengthening exercises is initial treatment followed by steroid shot, MRI and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri? Is this a diagnosis on a mri?

What is a osteophyte formation in the knee mean? What is a hypointense signal mean on a mri?  Is this a diagnosis on a mri?

See answer: Osteophytes are bony spurs – often degenerative in nature. The bright signal intensity on MRI examinations is from hydrogen ions – bony spurs are largely calcium and don’t have significant hydrogen content. See your dr. To determine their significance in your case. ...Read more

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Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

Knee show joint spaces show moderate degenerative space narrowing, more pronounced within the medial compartment with very mild marginal osteophytes?

U got arthritis: Arthritis is a generic term for inflammation in the joint--rheumatoid arthritis=autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints. Septic arthritis = infection. Denegerative arthritis=wear & tear etc...Your xray probably looks like the one here. If you have much pain, follow-up with doc for meds, pt, and/or injections etc...Appropriate regular exercises can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout ? What is the remedy?

In xray report of right knee for oa, small osteophytes over bones are seen. Is it the sign of tophi/gout ? What is the remedy?

No: Osteophytes ar e like little spurs this is consistent with arthritic changes not gout. With gout you will see a marcel's sign which is an erosion of bone like a punched out lesion (with a cortical overhang) which means the shell of the bone overhangs the part that is eroded. ...Read more

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Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Knee pain when stand/walk. Osteophytes at bilateral tibial spines. Patellofemoral joint spaces reduced. Early osteoarthritis. Need surgery to treat?

Not necessarily: Medications, physical therapy, bracing, and even injection therapy are ways to treat early arthritis of the knee without surgery. Consider being seen to discuss which options might be best for you. ...Read more

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Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?

Knee pain took an MRI result says medial femoral chondromalacia osteophyte formation irregular denudation of articular cartilage what is d treatment?

This means arthritis: This means some degree of degenerative arthritis various options are available but none will cure the problem discuss with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

I've heard of bone spurs on the heels, but can someone get bone spurs in the knees?

Yes.: Bony spurs develop as one gets older, from wear and tear on joints, etc. These are bony projections that form along joint margins. This can also happen in the neck and spinal column. Spurs can also appear on the feet, along toes, the heel, as well as on the hands. They can grow along a person's entire skeletal structure, including the knees. They're important since they can be near nerves. ...Read more

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What is a osetophyte formation in the knee mean? Where is the medial mensicus root? Any pictures of the what it looks like I know that it is inside?

What is a osetophyte formation in the knee mean? Where is the medial mensicus root? Any pictures of the what it looks like I know that it is inside?

Medial meniscus: See image. Black arrows point to medial meniscus roots; white to lateral meniscus roots. The anterior & posterior cruciate ligaments have been removed to better visualize the roots. ...Read more

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Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more