bone spur


Definition of bone spur 

: a bony outgrowth : osteophyte

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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 Also, starting pitcher Nick Stolz has been slow to recover from off-season from removing a bone spur from his throwing shoulder. Ron Higgins,, "Wounded Tigers host Louisiana Tech Tuesday night," 9 Apr. 2018 But bone spurs in his ankle and a second incident in two seasons of leaving his team to contemplate his future in basketball led to Rose falling out of the Cavaliers’ rotation. K.c. Johnson,, "Timberwolves to sign Derrick Rose for the rest of season," 6 Mar. 2018 So, too, was outfielder Franchy Cordero, who had surgery to remove bone spurs from his right elbow on Tuesday. Kevin Acee,, "Padres notes: Carlos Asuaje's positive effect; injury updates," 6 July 2018 Pain on the back of the elbow while throwing may be caused by bone spurs or soft tissue impingement. Dr. Harlan Selesnick, miamiherald, "Ballplayer's elbow pain and locking might require surgery," 15 June 2018 Doctors then discovered the bone spur, which required surgery. New York Times, "Greg Bird Is Rejoining the Yankees, Carrying Yet Another Bat," 25 May 2018 The diagnosis of a broken bone spur on Monday came from the foot specialist Martin O’Malley, who had performed last year’s operation on Bird. Billy Witz, New York Times, "Yankees’ Greg Bird Once Again Sidelined for Surgery," 26 Mar. 2018 As Trump would later explain it, he had been excused from service because his doctor found bone spurs in one foot — a temporary condition that left him, decades later, unable to recall which foot had been affected. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "It’s the 50th anniversary of the day Trump left college and (briefly) faced the draft," 20 May 2018

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1957, 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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