bone spur


Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

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Recent Examples on the Web Arrieta had season-ending surgery for bone spurs in 2011 while with Baltimore., "Mets' Todd Frazier says Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta went 'overboard' on skull remark," 7 July 2019 Wall had undergone surgery three weeks earlier to remove bone spurs in his left heel. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Can Kevin Durant avoid fate of other players with Achilles injuries?," 12 June 2019 The Phillies said Arrieta will have season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow later this month and is expected to be ready for spring training., "Phillies lose David Roberston and Jake Arrieta to season-ending surgeries," 17 Aug. 2019 The Phillies have at one point sent three members of their opening day rotation to the bullpen, and Jake Arrieta is pitching through bone spurs in his right elbow. Dan Gelston,, "Leury Garcia hits a grand slam and Eloy Jimenez adds a 3-run home run in the White Sox’s 10-5 win," 4 Aug. 2019 Arrieta, the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner with the Cubs, expects to have season-ending surgery because of a bone spur in his right elbow. Mark Gonzales,, "Phillies starter Jake Arrieta likely out for the rest of the season with bone spur in his right elbow," 14 Aug. 2019 He was supposed to be command module pilot of Apollo 8, the first manned flight to circle the moon, but was bumped because of a bone spur in his neck. Washington Post, "Apollo 11’s ‘amiable strangers’ Armstrong, Aldrin, Collins," 13 July 2019 According to the Washington Post, 2018 research has shown that poor posture potentially caused by an increasing use of technology could be causing young people to develop horn-like bone spurs on the back of the skull. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Study Shows Poor Posture From Smartphone Use Could Be Causing Young People to Grow "Horns"," 20 June 2019 Wall suffered from bone spurs before a season-ending Achilles injury last year. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde5: For all the Westbrook talk, is Beal a better deal for Heat?," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of bone spur

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Bone spur.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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bone spur

variants: also bony spur

Medical Definition of bone 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, 11 Aug. 2012 … he had bone spurs removed from the backs of both heels.— Leigh Montville, Sports Illustrated, 3 July 1989

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