Hypertrophy means excessive growth.


Tissue overgrowth

The term may be used to describe overgrowth of an organ, an area of bone or of soft tissue. The adjective is hypertrophic.


ACL graft failure due to graft impingement

ACL reconstruction failure and revisions - Part 5b - by Dr Frank Noyes.



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Hypertrophied cruciate ligament in high performance weightlifters observed in magnetic resonance imaging. Grzelak P, Podgorski M, Stefanczyk L, Krochmalski M and Domzalski M. Int Orthop. 2012 Aug; 36(8): 1715–1719.

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