Bone spurs

Bony projections that develop along bone edges. They tend to form in the joints but can also be found on the bones of the spine and neck.

Often caused by osteoarthritis. 

Also called osteophytes.

Just when you think you don’t need to know medical terms in court, they put a neurosurgeon on the stand! This came up in a civil trial regarding damages related to a car accident.

More information from the Mayo Clinic here.



Spanish – un espolón

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