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cheilectomy

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n. a surgical procedure involving the removal of osteophytes from around a degenerate joint to regain further range of motion. It is commonly performed in degenerative...

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lipping

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n. overgrowth of bone around a joint as seen on X-ray. This is a characteristic sign of degenerative joint disease and occurs most frequently and prominently in osteoarthritis. null...

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osteoarthritis

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The degradation of joints as an eventual consequence of mechanical trauma. There is cartilage degradation by matrix metallopeptidases and progressive loss of joint function. Unlike...

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spondylosis

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n. a spinal condition resulting from degeneration and flattening of the intervertebral discs in the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar regions. Symptoms include pain and restriction...

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