apoph·​y·​si·​tis ə-ˌpäf-ə-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce apophysitis (audio)
: painful inflammation of a bony outgrowth and especially the area of active growth at the end of bone (as of the heel or shin) where a muscle or tendon attaches
calcaneal apophysitis
Little League elbow is known medically as medial apophysitisThe Lexington (Kentucky) Herald Leader
… he probably has an inflammation of the growth plate along the rim of the pelvis. … This is called a hip flexor apophysitis and actually occurs frequently in young runners.Doug Cutter, The Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch

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“Apophysitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/apophysitis. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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