bone spur


Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

Examples of bone spur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Armenteros, 26, missed this past season following surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Diamondbacks add prospect Geraldo Perdomo, 4 others to 40-man roster," 21 Nov. 2020 Devenski had arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his throwing elbow in mid-September. James Yasko, Chron, "How the Astros can keep both George Springer, Carlos Correa for a long time," 26 Oct. 2020 Brandon Belt is expected to begin physical therapy at his home in Texas this week after undergoing an operation in Wisconsin on Thursday to remove a bone spur from his right heel, the team said Tuesday. Henry Schulman,, "Giants’ Belt undergoes surgery to remove bone spur in heel.," 13 Oct. 2020 LeMahieu batted leadoff and started at 3B in place of Gio Urshela, who sat out again with a bone spur in his right elbow. Mike Fitzpatrick, Star Tribune, "Yankees edge Mets 2-1 to avert longest slide in 25 years," 29 Aug. 2020 Urshela played for the first time since Wednesday due to a bone spur in his throwing elbow. Larry Fleisher, Star Tribune, "Hicks' HR caps 5-run rally, Yanks beat Mets in extras," 30 Aug. 2020 DJ LeMahieu led off the bottom of the first with a home run off Jake Arrieta (0-1), who made his first appearance since surgery last August to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. Ronald Blum,, "Cole wins Yankees debut; storm postpones Tuesday’s game," 3 Aug. 2020 Each bird sports a pair of sharpened bone spurs on its wings. National Geographic, "Horned screamer," 28 May 2020 What Makes a Truly Great Leader From time to time, President Donald Trump (he who pleaded the bone spurs defense to avoid service in Vietnam) has rather audaciously taken it upon himself to grade various American military figures, past and present. Hampton Sides, Time, "Douglas MacArthur Is One of America's Most Famous Generals. He's Also the Most Overrated," 11 Nov. 2019

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Bone spur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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