bone spur


: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

Examples of bone spur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trump avoided being drafted into the Vietnam War due to five deferments, one for bone spurs and four for education. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 My younger teenage son had a painful bone spur in his shoulder and my wife and older son both had vertigo-inducing inner ear infections. Dan Bova,, 5 Oct. 2023 Reliever Jonathan Loaisiga is out on a rehab assignment and could return soon after missing nearly four months to undergo elbow surgery to remove bone spurs. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 After sitting out 20 games because of a bone spur, a fracture and a stress reaction all in his right foot, the Lakers got their star big man back — albeit in limited action — just in time for a crucial stretch. Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2023 This is when championships are won — for Lions fans who want to sound smart when their fourth wide receiver goes down with a bone spur and Amon-Ra St. Brown has another unannounced injury and the passing game is going to … BAH GAWD, is that CHASE COTA’S MUSIC? Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2023 Aging can also cause spine changes like bone spurs, which could lead to flare-ups. Lisa Mulcahy, Good Housekeeping, 9 Aug. 2023 Turf toe usually doesn't call for surgery unless a painful bone spur develops, in which case the bone spur may be removed by a medical professional. Elizabeth Quinn, Verywell Health, 17 May 2023 Also referred to as Achilles bone spurs, these generally develop at the point where the tendon attaches to the heel bone. Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bone spur was in 1927

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“Bone spur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

bone spur

variants also bony spur
: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte
In addition to pain, osteoarthritis shows up as stiff joints, cracking sounds, inflammation and bone spurs.Nathan Seppa, Science News
… he had bone spurs removed from the backs of both heels.Leigh Montville, Sports Illustrated
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