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Offline tangerine

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Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« on: January 10, 2007, 04:47:46 PM »
What do folks know about these terms? I read them on my OS's office notes, about my MRI. I have been researching the web, but also wanted to see if anyone else has encountered these.
Any info or links would be appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007, 01:23:46 AM »
I have had osteophytes.  Osteophytes are simply bone spurs.  The bone has been injured and in an attempt to repair itself (protect) develops excess bone tissue (I had a lovely one under my left patella which left a groove on the backside of said patella).  Eburnation, as I understand it, is most often associated with RA, but the cartilage has worn away and the bone has been exposed.  With repeated friction on the site the bone  surface gets denser.  Bone spurs are more easily dealt with than the eburnation.

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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 05:52:50 PM »
Thanks so much, Jennifer, for sharing your information. How did you deal with your bone spurs?
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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 05:03:53 AM »
I had bone spurs on my medial femoral chondyle. My OS cut mine out during one of my LOAs (lysis of adhesions, cutting out scar tissue). Instead of cutting them, sometimes they are ground down with a type of sanding tool that looks like a small hand drill.

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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 05:41:53 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007, 07:05:58 PM »
My bone spurs were removed during scopes.
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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007, 02:48:50 PM »
Jennifer,
did removing the bone spurs improve your pain level and functioning?
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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007, 06:37:08 AM »
I have bones spurs too. Am having a LR/debridement on 1-23-07, and my OS said he will remove them then.

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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 12:32:54 AM »
Interesting... it was during my TTT/LR/ debridement that my OS noted the osteophytes. I don't know if he removed them - ? I have sent away for my OR notes, so maybe I'll find out.
Thanks, Donna.

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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2007, 02:04:24 PM »
Eburnation means the cartilage has worn down to bone, and the bone has been burnished from the constant rubbing.
Osteophytes are the equivalent of rose thorns, big spurs that may well be the body's attempt to limit the motion of a painful/unstable joint.

In a word, arthritis.
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Re: Eburnation and osteophyte formation
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2007, 09:04:13 PM »
Thank you. Doesn't sound too good..

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