bone spur


Definition of bone spur

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

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However, the bone spurs did not appear to prevent him from playing multiple sports at the time, including football, tennis and golf. People Staff,, "See Donald Trump's Less-Than-Brave Moments After Boasting He'd Run Into Parkland School Without Gun," 27 Feb. 2018 In the fall of 1968, Donald Trump received a timely diagnosis of bone spurs in his heels that led to his medical exemption from the military during Vietnam. Steve Eder, The Seattle Times, "Did a Queens podiatrist help Donald Trump avoid Vietnam?," 26 Dec. 2018 Over time, that inflammation turns causes the bone to lay down extra layers, similar to the way bone spurs form. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The skulls of ancient pearl divers come with abnormal ear canal bone growths," 28 Dec. 2018 Pitching through a bone spur in 2010-11—resulting in season-ending surgery in the latter year — didn't help matters. Jay Jaffe,, "What Is Jake Arrieta Really Worth?," 10 Jan. 2018 How to deal with the bone spur found in the back of his elbow when he was originally diagnosed with a right forearm strain will be entirely up to the 23-year-old outfielder. Jeff Sanders,, "Surgery an option as Padres reveal bone spur in Franchy Cordero's elbow," 20 June 2018 Storz was making his season debut after dealing with offseason surgery after bone spurs were found in his shoulder. Andrew Lopez,, "Zach Watson stays hot as LSU baseball defeats Tulane," 21 Mar. 2018 Outfielder Franchy Cordero provided an exciting speed/power combo early in the season until he was placed on the 60-day DL with a right forearm strain and bone spurs in his elbow. Gabriel Baumgaertner,, "Midseason Report Card: The Diamondbacks and Dodgers Will Fight for the NL West Crown," 28 June 2018 Manager Aaron Boone said Friday that the Yankees plan to recall Bird, who has been out all season after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his troublesome right ankle, from a rehabilitation assignment. New York Times, "Greg Bird Is Rejoining the Yankees, Carrying Yet Another Bat," 25 May 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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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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